- President Buhari has been urged by the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives to extend the COVID-19 lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun
- The caucus faulted the decision of the federal government to relax the lockdown from Monday, May 4
- The PDP lawmakers said the rising cases of COVID-19 in Lagos and Kano state are scary and a cause for concern
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President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives to extend the COVID-19 lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state for another two weeks, starting from Monday, May 4.
The leader of the caucus, Kinsley Chinda in a statement on Sunday, May 3, faulted the decision of the federal government to relax the lockdown from Monday, May 4, Daily Trust reports.
The PDP lawmakers said the rising cases of COVID-19 in Lagos and Kano state are scary and a cause for concern.
The legislators pointed out that the President Buhari-led federal government would be failing to provide security and welfare for the Nigerian people according to the constitution if it relaxes the lockdown at this critical period.
Meanwhile, after much consideration in the interest of civil servants in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has made a timely decision concerning the easing of the lockdown.
Sanwo-Olu on Friday, May 1, had informed government workers in the state at level 14 and above to return to their offices on Monday, May 4, through the head of service in Lagos, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. But on Sunday, May 3, the governor instructed all civil servants, irrespective of level, to remain and work from home.
He noted that this decision is to avoid overcrowding in the state which could lead to a hike in the number of locally transmitted coronavirus cases.
The governor added that only emergency workers and government operatives on special duties are allowed to be at work on Monday.
However, the governor ordered that civil servants at level 15 and above are permitted to go back to their offices on Tuesday, May 5.
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