Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has warned that this lockdown order issued by President Buhari on Sunday, March 29, may be extended if Nigerians don’t conduct themselves.
The Minister disclosed this at a press conference by the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus in Abuja on Friday, April 3. Lai Mohammed urged Nigerians to observe social distancing and a very good personal hygiene, so everybody can get back to their normal day-to-day lives right after the 14-day lockdown.
Lai Mohammed stated;
“If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so.
“If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease.
“Therefore, my appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directive on social distancing, personal hygiene and shun gatherings; after two weeks, we will resume our normal life.
“But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks.”