COVID-19: Check out the summary of Buhari’s speech on lockdown yesterday


During a Nationwide broadcast on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari, he gave a speech on the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT.

In a summary of his speech, the President said;

1: Over 10,000 healthcare workers have been trained and PPE distributed to all the states.

2:There is a memorandum of understanding on the provision of hazard allowances and other incentives with key health sector professional associations.

3: Insurance cover for 5,000 frontline health workers.

4: Distribution and expansion of palliatives still ongoing “in a transparent manner.”

5: Concerned about isolated security incidents. “I want to assure all Nigerians that your safety and security remain our primary concern.”

6: Security agents will get the necessary PPE.

7: No country can afford the full impact of a sustained lockdown, while awaiting the development of vaccines.

8: Phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states effective from Monday, May 4.

9: Nationwide curfew from 8p.m. to 6a.m., except for essential services.

10: Controlled inter-state movement of goods and services, mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public.

11: Physical distancing and personal hygiene, restrictions on social and religious gatherings.

12: Monetary and fiscal authorities shall deploy all the necessary provisions needed for production to continue and, thus, jobs restored.

13: Total 2-week lockdown in Kano State.

This is the summary of his speech yesterday.