As the lock down Bites harder on Nigerians,President Muhammadu Buhari wants people to exercise patience and remain at home to help halt the spread of Corona Virus.
Acknowledging the suffering Nigerians are going through at the moment,especially those who depend on daily earnings to Survive ,the President said,No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than today we ask of you.
“But we must ask you – once more – to observe restrictions on movement where they are in place, and follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisers: stay home, wash your hands, save lives.
“The freedoms we ask you to willingly forsake today will only last as long as our scientific advisers declare they are necessary. But they are essential – world over – to halt and defeat the spread of this virus”..
The Government said multiple measures to assist with 70,000 tonnes of grain is being released from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution to those in most need, distribution of small cash payments are also being made, and will continue to be made by the federal government in the states and local government areas.
“We ask you to listen and follow public announcements via the mass media for instructions as to how to receive this government support – and learn of more public assistance in the coming days”
210 countries and territories across the globe are now affected with the corona virus with Nigeria having a total of 318 confirmed cases,70 Discharged and 10 Deaths.