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COVID-19: Ogun Federal Lawmaker Calls On FG To Extend Lockdown To Other 34 States

Hon. Olumide Osoba
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A federal lawmaker representing Abeokuta North, Odeda and Obafemi-Owode Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives; Hon. Olumide Osoba has called on federal government to extend the lockdown to other states.

Osoba in a release issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday expressed worry over the challenges confronting Nigerians during the lockdown.

He noted that, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the economic and social activities of the people, putting their survival in a precarious situation. 

According to him, the federal government should lockdown other states of the federation to outrightly prevent the spread of the deadly disease in the country. 

He said, ''the sooner we all fight it from a cohesive front, the better for humanity, I share in the pains and challenges facing the people of my constituency and the nation at this crucial period.

''The actions already taken by the Federal Government as well as that announced by Ogun State were commendable, but the  lockdown should be extended to all states of the federation in order to break the chain of the pandemic across the country in good time.

''The only thing missing is adding all the other 34 states on the list which is important. A total lockdown for an initial period of 30 days is vital as a first step to ending the onslaught of the virus”, Osoba concluded.

''There is need for all to combat the pandemic with concerted efforts and collaboration without resort to political, racial or ethnic divides."

He passionately appealed to the people to adhere strictly to the various health advisory given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) such as maintaining social distancing, improved hygiene and self- isolation, among others, to keep the pandemic at bay. 

Hon. Osoba had few weeks ago embarked on the empowerment of people in his constituency with the provision of vocational equipment such as deep freezers, motor bikes, grinding machines and sewing machines, an initiative that was overwhelmingly applauded by recipients and described as a new vista in representative politics of the federal constituency.

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