Nigerians React as Dapo Abiodun Says No Movement for Lagos Workers Resident in Ogun

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 03 – Following the announcement of lockdown relaxation by President Buhari in Lagos, FCT, and Ogun states which will take effect from Monday, May 4, 2020, the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said movement in the state remains restricted until next week, and residents who work in Lagos State are not permitted to move out or into the state within the period.

The governor made the announcement via his Facebook handle on Saturday afternoon. He said the lockdown in the state ends on Sunday, May 10, as a result of the initial grace the state was granted.

He stressed that the use of face mask would become mandatory for everyone in public places effective May 4.

The governor also referred to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari, restricting inter-state movement as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Abiodun said, “All schools remain closed, while students will continue with their DigiClass.

“All essential service personnel will continue to work despite the lockdown.

“All public religious gatherings remain banned. All pubs, clubs, stadia, public pools, spas, gyms, salons, etc. and all assemblies of more than 15 people remain banned. Restaurants may open on the approved days for take-out meals only.

“Burials and naming ceremonies are allowed but there must not be more than 15 people including the officiating ministers.

“There is a total ban on interstate travel (outside Ogun). If you work in Lagos or any other state but you live in Ogun State, you are not allowed to go to Lagos or any other state and return to Ogun.”

Abiodun’s announcement has spurred multiple reactions from Nigerians on social media. Below are some of the comments on Twitter:

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