PDP House of Representatives caucus berates FG over easing of lockdown

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The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to relax the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun states and the Federal Capital Territory over the coronavirus disease outbreak.

Leader of the PDP members in the House, Kingsley Chinda, in a statement on Sunday, said the caucus was particularly worried by the spread of the virus.

Chinda said the PDP caucus demands that President Buhari rescinds his decision to relax the lockdown and allow the lockdown remain for another 14 days, from Monday, 4th May to 18th May, 2020.

He maintained that within the extended period, the government should come up with clear public policies to be adopted for the containment of the virus, set up functional testing centers in all the states of the federation and the FCT, Distribute very equitably, all necessary kits to all the states and the FCT and make available the promised palliatives and distribute them equitably to all the states and the FCT.

According to Chinda, the Federal Government must show genuine interest and commitment in getting universities and research institutes more involved in the search for a solution.