[BREAKING] President Muhammadu Buhari partially lifts lockdown in some states
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation today 27th of April, 2020 at 8pm, as he lifts lockdown in some states.
The president has lifted the lockdown on three states which are Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state which will be effective from 2nd of May 2020. These three states have been on total lockdown for the past four weeks in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
"Our goal was to develop implementable policies that will ensure our economy continues to function with while still maintaining our aggressive response to the COVID nineteen pandemic.
"These same difficult decisions are being faced by leaders around the world.
"Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID nineteen, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved for a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am."
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