- The governor of Lagos state has issued a directive to security agents in enforcing the lockdown order
- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu charged security agents to be friendly and show high professionalism
- The governor warned that high-handedness may lead to violation of human rights
Following President Muhammadu Buhari's directive on lockdown of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged security agents and officers to be friendly in enforcing the order announced.
The Lagos state governor revealed this in a series of tweets via his official Twitter page @jidesanwoolu on Monday, March 30, prior to the lockdown.
Sanwo-Olu urged the officials to show high professionalism in dealing with people who violate the order and warned that high-handedness may lead to violation of residents' human rights.
The governor who gave the charge to those tasked with carrying out the enforcement also pleaded with residents to exercise compliance with the presidential directive and stay at home.
The governor's appeal comes a day after President Buhari announced a 14-day cessation of movement in the FCT, Lagos, and Ogun states in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
President Buhari had on Sunday, March 29, given the directive in a presidential broadcast.
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Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Lagos, made a statement of enforcing President Buhari's order mandating a restriction of movement in the state from Monday, March 30.
Reiterating the directives of the president, Sanwo-Olu said Lagos will be on lockdown with movement totally restricted pending the 14-day period as directed by the federal government.
According to the governor, workers who provide essential services will not be affected by the movement restriction, calling for the cooperation of the members of the general public.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Thursday, March 26, announced that more equipment has been received to sanitize and fumigate the entire state.
He disclosed this information via a tweet on his official Twitter account @jidesanwoolu. The governor went on to note that the fumigation machines will be used to sterilize public spaces and surfaces in every part of the metropolis.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady with the name Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has shared her isolation experience after she recovered from coronavirus.
She said that she started noticing symptoms of the virus after she returned from the UK post-commonwealth event.
Oluwaseun had to quickly self-isolate, and some days after then tested positive to the deadly Covid-19. The development threw off all her arrival plans.
The Nigerian lady said she had to call the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to get tested and on getting to the isolation centre, had to wait for a long two-hour period.
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