Coronavirus: Buhari weighs tough options over lockdown as govs demand relaxation in Lagos, Ogun, FCT

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The 14 days lockdown extension ordered by the federal government will end on Monday, April 26.
NGF has demanded the relaxation in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT. Buhari will address the nation on Monday, April 27, to decide whether the lockdown would be extended or not.
A report by The Nation indicates that the federal government is not disposed to the call by state governors for the relaxation of the current lockdown in the country over the coronavirus pandemic.
Leakblast reports that the newspaper said that sources said federal authorities are much in favour of partial restrictions in 33 of the 36 states with a view to mitigating the effects of the current lockdown in many parts of the country as against the relaxation being sought by the governors.
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It was gathered that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which President Muhammadu Buhari relies on principally for advice on the pandemic is not in agreement with the governors that the government should soft-pedal in the FCT, Lagos, Ogun and Kano states.

 

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