Nigerians speak on consequences of new COVID-19 lockdown

Nigerians speak on consequences of new COVID-19 lockdown

As the fear of a second lockdown continues to grow following the rising cases of coronavirus in the country, Nigerians have taken to social media to voice their concern on the latest development.

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The possibility of a second lockdown has consequently generated different mixed reactions with some Nigerians calling for it with others claiming that the effect on the country's economy will be enormous.

Speaking on the latest development, respected social commentator, Richar Akinnola said he would welcome the second lockdown if Nigerians continue to ignore safety measures in cubing the disease.

Nigerians speak on consequences of new COVID-19 lockdown
Many Nigerians say they don't want another lockdown.
Source: UGC

He wrote:

"I would gladly welcome another Covid Lockdown in Lagos as being contemplated by the government since we have refused to be disciplined on the matter. Na only force we sabi. Las las, we go get sense by force."

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Also in his reaction, Gbenga Noah Ojewoye argued that a second lockdown will not be good for Nigeria.

"Lockdown in a recessed economy will be economic injurious to the citizens. Citizens, groups, individuals and governments should take responsibility.

Joseph Akinlalu added:

"The last lockdown was the breeding ground EndSARS violence built on. Many communities in Lagos couldn't sleep with their eyes closed. It was one security issue or the other ranging from mass street robbery and cult boys attacking communities. All these happened when police were functioning. Another lockdown with the present security situation would be too many issues to deal with from security angle.

Meanwhile, had reported that in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus the National Economic Council (NEC) on Friday, December 18, released measures that must be strictly adhered to in order to contain the spread of the disease.

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The council after a virtual meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, December 17, advocated for stricter enforcements of social distancing.

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