President Buhari express concerns over fresh COVID-19 lockdown


President Muhammadu Buhari 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 was crucial to avert a second wave of the pandemic in the country.

The Federal government 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 economic activities with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the loss at about N3bn in the period under review.