National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has expressed support for any measure deemed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as necessary to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state, including a total lockdown.
He disclosed this on Tuesday less than 48 hours after the governor directed the state’s civil servants from levels 1 – 12 to work from home.
Tinubu spoke after a meeting with Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina, saying the party leadership would back the governor should he order a total lockdown.
“I congratulate the government of Lagos State for what has been done so far about regular information on the mysterious disease. Nigeria needs a lot of education in this challenging period.
“We are facing mysterious enemy in Covard-19. We need to observe that social distancing. It’s a new culture that we have to abide with.
“You must respect the governor’s directive for the workers to stay at home, particularly our students and market women.
“We must obey the government. We thank religious leaders who have asked their followers to follow the governor’s directives, both Muslims and Christians alike,” Tinubu said.
On possible total lockdown, he said, “If the government decides there is need for total lockdown, I am in support of it. He has our support. We have reviewed it with him and he’s also reviewing it with his cabinet.”
This is as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed two new cases of the virus, one apiece in Lagos and Osun states.
While there are now 46 cases in Nigeria, Lagos alone has 30 of those cases, NCDC noted.