Lockdown won’t go longer than necessary – President Buhari
President Buhari has guaranteed Nigerians that the present lockdown set up to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, won’t go longer than should be expected as it would be “looked into every now and then to facilitate the expanding hardships on the individuals”
An announcement discharged by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity today May 23.
In his Sallah message, the president advised the Muslim devoted to keep their spirits up notwithstanding the difficulties
He stated, “The lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary because they would be reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people.
“I am well aware of the inconveniences these tough measures have brought on the lives of Nigerians, including limiting religious activities and gatherings in large numbers.
“No government would intentionally impose these tough and demanding measures on its citizens if it had a choice.”
Buhari additionally spoke to Nigerians “whose organizations and methods for employments were severely influenced by the drawn-out lockdown measures for their comprehension and participation.”
He said, “For the first time in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the people’s spiritual, social, and economic lives.
“This year’s fasting period was particularly challenging for Muslims because they had to forgo many important aspects of their daily worship, including the routine congregations for prayer and the recitation and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an as well as traveling for the lesser pilgrimage to Makkah.
“It is not easy to give up many of these important duties and activities, but it became imperative to do so in order to control or limit the spread of this deadly disease.”