Lockdown extension, necessary sacrifice to curtail COVID-19 – Ogun APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun says an additional 14-day lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari to curtail the spread of Coronavirus is necessary to sacrifice in the interest of the nation and citizens.

Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, Publicity Secretary, Ogun APC Caretaker Committee said in a statement on Monday in Abeokuta.

Oladunjoye said that as painful as the extra lockdown days could be, it was a necessary sacrifice to reduce and eventually eradicate the coronavirus pandemic from the nation.

“In the last few days, Britain has witnessed close to 1,000 daily deaths; while America witnessed about  2,000 deaths in a single day from coronavirus.

“There are global complaints of inadequate equipment, medications and bed space, even as frontline workers continue to be exposed to the ravaging virus, for which a cure is yet to be found.

“The powerful nations have been rendered powerless by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these countries have also unavoidably, extended their lockdowns.

“It is therefore inevitable that we must support government at various levels to curb the spread and cure the infected, even as painful as such measures may appear,” he said.

The APC caretaker publicity secretary applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the decision to increase within two weeks,  the social investment recipients by one million households, from 2.6 to 3.6 million.

“We advise that priority be given to states that are yet to benefit or whose figures of beneficiaries are abysmally low,” he said.

He advised citizens and political leaders to continue to lead by example by obeying the government’s directives to the letter.

He also urged security agents not to rest on their oars, but continue in being vigilant to preemptively nip in the bud, nefarious activities of criminals. (NAN)

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