COVID-19: NGF writes Buhari, lists demands for lockdown extension [SEE LETTER]

Lockdown Extension

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The Nigerian Governors' Forum has written to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking a another two-week  extension of the lockdown order nationwide, especially restriction of inter-state movements.

 

Dr Fayemi noted that the decision was at the instance of the recent teleconference meeting of all the country's thirty six state governors with the Vice president held on 22nd April, 2020. 

 

He added that part of the resolutions reached at the meeting was that the forum should articulate "the issues that it would want included in the next presidential pronouncements on COVID-19 so as to have a uniform and coordinated policies on COVID-19 at both the national and sub-national levels".

 

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NEWS FLAKES NG observed that in a letter signed by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi and dated 24th April, 2020, the forum demanded amongst other things Inter - state lockdown excluding movements of essential supplies like food, beverages, medical and pharmaceutical supplies etc, internal free movement but with restrictions on large gatherings and assemblies, overnight curfew amongst other demands.

 

Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had reported that the NGF in a recent teleconference meeting agreed to adopt a two-week inter-state lockdown nationwide as part of measures aimed at further containing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic across the country. 

 

See full details of the letter below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;

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