Tinubu backs total lockdown in Lagos over coronavirus

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Tuesday suggested a total lockdown in Lagos State because of the increasing COVID-19  pandemic in the state.

He also commended the preventive measures being taken by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a bid to check the spread of the disease in the state.

Tinubu said he was in full support of more stringent measures, including a total lockdown in the state in a bid to stop the pandemic.

The ex-Lagos State governor, who stated these after he held a private meeting with Sanwo-Olu at the State House in Marina, noted that the governor had shown leadership with the state government’s response to the crisis.

He said: “First of all, I congratulate the government of Lagos State for what has been done so far and the regular information that the government is sharing with the public. This is the essence of leadership. Nigerians need a lot of education in this challenging period.

“I congratulate the governor (Sanwo-Olu), for the fact that he asked the workers to stay at home to discontinue the chain of transmission. We must respect this order and obey the government. We endorse the position of the governor. Let people stay at home in period and pray in their houses.”

“If the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom could lock down the city of London, there would be nothing strange if the Lagos State government took a similar decision.

“I can’t pre-empt what the governor would be doing next. But, whatever decision he takes, he has our support. We have reviewed the previous measures with him and he has also reviewed it with his team. We have confidence in the team; whatever they say, we will comply.”

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