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COVID-19: ‘How do we survive’ – Nigerians lament as Buhari extends lockdown



Nigerians have expressed worry over the extension of lockdown for 14 days more by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari, during a live nationwide broadcast on Monday, announced extension of lockdown by 14 days in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States. respectively.

Some Nigerians took to their social media platforms lamenting about the economic effect the lockdown will have on them.

While some lamented on a possible rise in crime rates in Lagos and Ogun States in particular, others called on Buhari to help Nigerians to cushion the effect.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POSt from Twitter:

@Ib_Sheikh “Extension of stay at home by another two weeks by President Muhammadu Buhari. May Allah see us through this trying period.”

@Dumebiphilips “Very vague and robotic speech from President Buhari. This extension will have alarming implications, tangent points weren’t addressed.”

@Mayorxspro “Tell me one thing President Buhari said, apart from the lockdown extension nothing to be joyful about. Tell us how we get the money, tell us how we survive.”

@_nifemi “No part of the speech was about Security and Financial Assistance. I have never gotten angry about time wasting before. A whole 20 mins.”

@Vince_Okoye “President Buhari has announced an extension of the lockdown without giving palliatives measures to poor Nigerians. Nigeria is a failed state.”

@Layemifearless “President Buhari announcing another 14 days extension is precautionary. But it doesn’t remove the fact that Nigeria has the most shallow-minded, incompetent, loot-hungry, greedy and uncompassionate leadership – always has!

@Aim199y “President Buhari announces a 14 day extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun. To me, I believe he made the right call because this is not a joke. It’s better to be safe than to be sorry.”

@Estheranthony01 “This isn’t safe. How can we be safe when our lives are at risk even more at home.God help us.”

@Olajayjay1 “President Buhari is losing his voice already. This extension will give birth to a lot of miscreants and cause more damages to Nigerians than the virus itself.”

@Drolabrown “I think President Buhari made the right call. Leadership is about taking the right decisions, not the easy ones.”

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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