In a letter signed by the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, they requested for “inter-state lockdown, excluding movement of essential supplies – food, beverages, medical and pharmaceutical, petroleum supplies and agricultural products; internal free movement but with restrictions on large gatherings and assemblies; overnight curfews; lockdown of flights; and compulsory use of face masks/coverings in public.”
In the last 27 days or so, Nigerians have struggled with economic downturn, a direct effect of the lockdown.
Most people have become their own vigilantes, as crime rate has increased, with Lagosians in particular fighting off the menace of ‘1 million boys’.
More people have lost their jobs and prices of essential commodities gone up.
All eyes and ears will be locked to Buhari’s next nationwide broadcast, hoping for some form of positive update.