Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown — Buhari

Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown — Buhari


The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , says Nigeria ’s economy is too fragile for fresh COVID – 19 lockdown .

The President , therefore , urged Nigerians to obey all protocols recommended by health authorities to curtail the spread of the lethal coronavirus.

Buhari, who stated this on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle , said compliance with COVID – 19 protocols by all Nigerians is crucial to avert a second wave of the pandemic in the country .

“ Looking at the trends in other countries , we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID -19 in Nigeria .

“ We must make sure that our cases , which have gone down , do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown ,” @MBuhari tweeted .

Buhari had in March imposed a total lockdown on parts of the country including Lagos , Abuja and Ogun . The lockdown lasted for over five weeks and had a tremendous effect on the country ’ s economical activities with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the loss at about N 3 bn in the period under review .

 

(Punchng)

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