Nigeria lockdown extended:On April 27, 2020. President M. Buhari announced that the lockdown that was supposed to end on Monday 27th April, would be extended to May 2nd, 2020.
He announced that after the end of the lockdown, there would be a curfew with the designated time of 6am to 8pm. The President during his speech by 8pm on Monday stated that certain businesses would be allowed to open, with strict rules to practice to aid social distancing.
President Buhari also proclaimed that it wasn't a full seizure of the lockdown but a way to ease into it,
so as to reduce the rate of the Covid-19 cases in Nigeria which is now a total of 1373 infected with close to 40 deaths. He asked Nigerians that would be going out to make sure they hold their Sanitizers and face masks, to also practice social distancing.
The lockdown which started on the 24th of March 2020, has been carrying on for more than a month now and while many are glad to be able to go out to source for income and food, there are also many that are skeptical and asking if the President made the right decision concerning the lockdown.