Nigerians are subtly backing stiffer measures including the suggested declaration of state of emergency canvassed by some eminent Nigerians in order to curb the menace of COVID-19.
Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, had joined the for stricter measures to end the scourge when he urged president Muhammadu Buhari to impose special rules to weep Nigerians on the path of adhering to the various rules set to contain escalation of infection by governments at all levels in the country.
The suggestion received positive remarks in a coalition of the opinion generated by the various sections of participants who reappraised Mr. Falana’s opinion Monday morning across some social media platforms, and on a 0hone-in program on Rock city FM, an Abeokuta based private radio station.
That means introduction of sweeping restrictions on daily life of citizens, stopping all gatherings of more than 50 people as stipulated and crackdown of violators.
In countries where such measures are being implemented, government had baited the citizen’s with pecuniary inducements. In the United kingdom, for instance, the government had identified some 1,5 million people it considered vulnerable and pledged, in the letter written to each of them, to render every support, including helping with supply of food and medicine. Packages of economic help were also spelt out for people whose businesses are affected by the corona virus control measures.
The UK government had taken cue from Wuhan lockdown, as authorities in Hubei province, where COVID-19 pandemic started, announced they are lifting tight travel restrictions from tomorrow. People had been seen on China streets, yesterday, after being locked up for two months in their houses.