The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has given his opinion of the FGN ordering another total lockdown.
Mr. Festus Keyamo disagrees on the idea of another total lockdown in all states in Nigeria despite the drastic growing numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The easing of the lockdown was announced by President Buhari with some organizations getting back to work with some policies guiding them.
But just on the 9th of May, Saturday, the numbers rose up to 4,151 with 239 new cases confirmed and 11 deaths recorded in a day.
The governor of Lagos state had earlier announce that there will be an imposed lockdown in the state if the people do not comply with the health policies that have been put in place to allow movement and the protection of every individual from the deadly virus.
But the Minister of Labour and employment has explained that announcing another nationwide lockdown is not the best thing and that it would be counter-productive, he said Nigerians should caution and discipline themselves to fight coronavirus by complying with the health guidelines and adjusting to the safety skills that have been put in place while going to work.
He wrote on his twitter page;
“My personal view is that another total lockdown would be counter-productive.
“Before defeating the virus, we must learn to live with it all around us and practice the skills of avoiding it like a landmine.
“Practice makes perfect. We cannot perfect those skills by locking ourselves up.”