Nigerian lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara federal constituency, Oloye Akin Alabi said the government will still get the blame if the pandemic gets worse.
Alabi immediately took to his twitter page to share his thought on the speech delivered by the president.
If after the lockdown, the pandemic gets worse, the government will be heavy criticized for opening up. If the government, doesn’t open up, heavy criticisms continue. It’s a no win situation at the moment for most governments world over.
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) April 27, 2020
He made this statement immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari had addressed the nation on Monday.
Buhari in his statement on Monday, ordered an extension of the lockdown for additional seven days and to be followed by a partially relaxed lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states.
He added by ordering Kano to go on a 14 days lockdown with immediate effect.
The lawmaker had believed that the previous lockdown had actually “helped curb the spread” and the country will be open in a week’s time.
However, Alabi advised the people to be careful and get all preventive kits needed when the lockdown eases on Monday, stressing that the country is not yet free of the virus.
“Let’s just say this early. When the lockdown eases next week, it doesn’t mean we are free of the virus. It doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hands. It doesn’t mean you should start gathering in large numbers. Eje ka je ki ori wa pe o,” he advised.
He added in another tweet:
“Get your masks on readiness for next week. Avoid handshakes and hugs. Limit where you place your hands in public. Have your sanitizer with you EVERYTIME. Don’t touch your face. If you must, wash your hands first. Be prepared.”The Pace News