With the rising wave of armed robbery attacks and other effects recorded especially in Lagos State occasioned by the COVID-19 lockdown; the Governor of Lagos State has addressed its residents. 

The Governor addressed its residents via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, 14th April. 

"Dear Lagosians, yesterday H.E Pres. @MBuhari announced a 2 weeks extension of the lockdown. This was a tough decision but like we have seen in countries that couldn't stop the spread of COVID19, the effects have been catastrophic. My 

biggest focus now is security and welfare.

“On security, there have been reports of pockets of insecurity across different areas and intelligence has shown a combination of exploitation by criminal elements. The Police have been responsive but in the last 24 hours we have worked to increase surveillance and response time.

“On welfare, the second half of the first phase of our reformed #LagosFoodRelief distribution which is targeted at the vulnerable is on course. 

"The federal government's conditional cash transfer has also begun to help reduce the burden and we are working on doing more.

“We are encouraged by the success rate of our isolation and treatment initiatives for #COVID19. Working with the @NCDCgov and @LSMOH, testing capacity for #COVID19 has increased and we will continue to do all we can to stop the spread of the virus.

“As a state, we understand that this lockdown will stretch us because of some structural problems we are contending with, however I want to thank Lagosians for rising up with empathy and strength. We have to do more and the government will do more, let's beat COVID19 together.


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