The Lockdown in Nigeria (Lagos, Ogun and FCT) has been on for almost 4 weeks. Tonight, Buhari addressed Nigerians on the next steps. It was long, but we’re here to break it down for you.
The short story: The lockdown in Nigeria – Lagos, Ogun and Abuja – remain in place until May 4th, 2020. From then on, there will a gradual easing of lockdown measures.
Let’s start with the overnight curfew:
The President declared that there will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. All movement will be prohibited during this period except for “essential services”.
Interstate passenger travel is banned till further notice:
No, you can’t quickly run to Ibadan and come back, except it is an essential travel. Interstate movement of goods and services will be allowed to an extent.
Face masks have become super important.
So in addition to all you know about maintaining social distance, washing your hands, and just being a good ol’ clean chap, you’re to wear face masks when in public.
Nope, you cannot still go to church or to the mosque or to the CLUB.
Don’t start ironing your party wear yet because social and religious gatherings are still restricted.
OHHH – and before we forget, all of these do not apply to Kano.
Only God knows what’s going on there, but the President in his infinite wisdom has declared that enforcement of a total lockdown for a period of two weeks, effective immediately.
We don’t know if any parts of Buhari’s speech on the Lockdown in Nigeria feel like good news or bad news to you. The important thing though, is for you to stay super safe – take all the necessary precautions, stay home if you have to. We’re going to beat this, okay?