By franca Joseph, For Agenda Watchdog, April 26, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) –As #COVID-19 continues to accelerate its spread in Nigeria, the country’s governors under the aegis of Nigeria’s Governor’s Forum (NGF) are urging President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the compulsory use of face masks in public places, restrictions on interstate movements, restrictions on mass gatherings and other measures that would help stem the further escalation of the #Coronavirus crisis.
This was contained in a letter from the NGF to the Presidency. It is the conviction of the governors that a collectively coordinated approach by both levels of government would suffice as the most effective strategy for checking the further escalation of the pandemic in Nigeria.
However, the governors would like the exemption of food, drinks, medicines, petroleum products and agricultural produce from the proposed restrictions.
On March 30, 2020, President Buhari imposed a 14 days lockdown on Lagos and Ogun states, including Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, as part of wider measures to check the spread of the #Coronavirus in the country. Other state governors have come up with their own anti- #Coronavirus measures.