President Muhammadu Buhari may additionally prolong the ongoing lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja due to the rise in the unfold of coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
On Friday, April 10, 2020, coronavirus cases in Nigeria rose to 305 after 17 New cases had been verified in seven states.
The virus has now unfold to 19 states along with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Currently, Lagos, Abuja and Osun have the highest number of cases at 163, fifty six and 20 respectively.
Recall that President Buhari announced the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja on Sunday, March 29, 2020, for two weeks to tackle the unfold of the virus in Nigeria.
However, the possibility of extending the lockdown was announced on Friday, April 10, 2020, following a meeting between President Buhari and members of the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus, led through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Speaking for the duration of a media briefing on Friday, the SGF stated the decision to extend the lockdown or not is exclusively the duty of the president.