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President Muhammadu Buhari urged to shut down Abuja, Lagos

EX- lawmaker representing Kogi West at the Senate, Senator Dino Melaye, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shut down Lagos and Abuja without further delay.

He also said that the government alone cannot fight against the virus, he called on wealthy Nigerians, multinationals, international oil companies (IOCs), and others to provide their financial support to help fight the virus.
Dino Melaye, former Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, made this call in Abuja on Tuesday 24th March, 2020.

He wants every Nigerian to act as though they already had the virus and see everyone as a carrier of the virus too.

He added that
“The responsibility lies with all of us. This is not about government alone or any particular agency of government; it is about all of us.” Hence, all hands must be on deck to combat Coronavirus. It is not about the government; it is about humanity. Public health affects national development; hence it should not be politicised.”
“Consequently, in maintenance to all measures and actions taken so far by the Federal Government to fight Coronavirus, I call on the President, President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, lockdown the nation’s capital, Abuja and the nation’s commercial centre, Lagos, through an Executive Order.
“This is necessary under the circumstance, in order to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. There is no doubt that preventive measures are cheaper than treatment of any ailment, talk more of a global pandemic.”

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