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LOCKDOWN MAY BE LIFTED AS REPS, SENATE SET TO RESUME PLENARY TOMORROW

There is a high probability that the lockdown order by the Federal Government will be relaxed following the decision of the House of Representatives and the Senate to resume plenary tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28. 


The Representatives and Senate have gone on recess since March 24, occasioned by the spread of Coronavirus in the country. 


Earlier, a memo signed by the clerk of the House, Patrick Giwa, on April 26, was passed to Members of the House to notify its members to resume on April 28 amid coronavirus pandemic.


The Senate's resumption was disclosed in a tweet by Senator Ajiobola Bashiru from Osun State on Sunday, April 26.


Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT have been on lockdown since last month following President Buhari's directive. 

Some other states subsequently imposed varying degrees of restriction of movements as the Coronavirus pandemic continued to spread in the country.  


However, indications show that some states are beginning to consider relaxing restrictions of movements despite the daily increase in the number of Coronavirus infections in the country. 


The Oyo state government has ordered senior civil servants from level 13 to resume work today, Monday, April 27.

  

Lagos state also relaxed restrictions on burial in the state for two weeks. Governor Sanwo- Olu on Saturday also declared that wearing face masks in public places is now compulsory in the state.


Citizens endured lockdown without adequate relief palliatives from the government.


Hunger bites as the citizens obey the government's lockdown directives. In Lagos, Eons Intelligence reported that Lagos state's response to allegations of favoritism in sharing relief items. 


The Oyo state government also rejected 1,800 bags of rice donated by the Federal Government, which were said to be unhealthy.


Thousands of middle to low-income earners in the country who earn a daily wage, has been without work for a month with no palliatives from the government at the state and federal level. 



President Buhari will address the country by 8 PM. No one knows if he will relax the lockdown in the states, but there are indications that the state governments are prepared for the outcome.

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