Mixed Reactions Trail Partial Lockdown Extension

The two weeks extension of partial lockdown announced by the Federal Government has continued to attract mixed reactions from Nigerians.

The respondents, who spoke with Radio Nigeria in Abeokuta said total lockdown was needed to contain the spread of the deadly infectious virus especially community transmission.

A public affairs analyst, Mr Ola Raheem, who noted that the extension was not necessary in view of the daily increase of the people across the country, urged government to take a drastic step to reduce the spread of covid 19.

Mr Raheem, who is the chairman, Society for Peace Studies and Practice in Ogun the state, expressed concern over the failure of Nigerians to observe the precaution guidelines of Nigeria Centre for disease control, NCDC.

Also, a civil servant, Mr Ajala Idowu, who described the extension as a welcome idea appealed to government at all levels to enforce the lockdown directives, especially on interstate movement in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus.

Mr Idowu also encouraged government to intensify its efforts in the distribution of palliatives to mitigate the harsh economic effects on Nigerians.

Olusegun Folarin

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