Oodua Youth Coalition group has rejected the decision of the 36 state governors across Nigeria to extend the ongoing lockdown two-week.
This lockdown extension in the country is to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oodua group threatens that any attempt to force lockdown on the people without adequate preparation for their welfare and well-being shall be resisted.
It should be noted that the 36 state governors had on Wednesday recommended a national lockdown for another two weeks.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State who made the announcement said that the inter-state lockdown is necessary because of the continued rise in the number of infected persons. And the rising fatalities in the country.
According to the President of the group, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, and the Publicity Secretary, Ajongbolo Oluwagbenga, the OYC said it was disheartening that the governors could agree to lockdown in their respective states without recourse to how the people had been living in hunger since the partial lockdown.
Below is the statement:
“Save for Ondo and Oyo states, the remaining four states in Yoruba land have been on total lockdown for weeks now and the resultant effects are clear to the blind.
“In Lagos and Ogun, criminals are having field and free days terrorising the people and looting their properties.
“Every night, hungry and angry Nigerians, who should be sleeping soundly in their homes, have turned emergency vigilantes while the ones indoors only sleep with one eye closed.
“Unfortunately, there are reports of unreasonable and unnecessary attacks on innocent citizens by security men stationed on major roadblocks in towns and highways.
“It was also reported that the Nigerian Security Forces have killed more person than the Coronavirus itself.”
According to the group, a further lockdown could lead to chaos in the country that government may not be able to curtail.
However, the OYC observed that the palliatives being shared around by political office holders and government officials were ridiculous and cannot sustain the people who were lucky to have a share.
Noting that 90% of Nigerians have not been given any form of palliative.
Source: Sahara reporter