The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced that the lockdown on the state would now commence on Friday, April 3.
The Governor’s directives are against President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement that the state should be lockdown on March 30th.
Recall that the president during a live broadcast on Sunday, announced total lockdown of Ogun, Lagos States and Abuja, to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Abiodun while speaking with newsmen during the inauguration of the Isolation Centre in Ikenne, Gov Abiodun said the lockdown will now take effect from Friday.
He further stated that he has spoken with President Buhari on the decision and asked him to give residents of the state time to prepare for the lockdown.
Abiodun said he told Buhari that the extension became important to allow people to buy enough foodstuffs and other essential needs for the 14 days lockdown.
He said, “Mr President has graciously granted our request.”