Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha on Thursday said he would return Nigeria to another lockdown if he had the powers to do so.
Mustapha during the daily briefing said even though it would not be palatable to the ear, locking down Nigeria again will be the best option going by the rate citizens are flouting the guidelines order.
The clarification was in reply to a question seeking to know, if the federal government might be considering another review of the total lockdown.
The war with this Coronavirus has really affected us and our areas of specialisation. So, in order for us to prevent the spread of the virus, the federal government has ruled out the possibility of imposing another lockdown on the country.
Total lockdown was imposed on the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States for about 6 weeks at the start of the pandemic, in the light of the rapid daily increase in the number of Corona cases around the world.
As claimed by him, “You want to hear the truth? If it were within my powers this is the time to lockdown.
“Lockdown might not be a popular thing but this is the time to lockdown because I can see the attitude of Tom and Jerry.
“I saw a real romance with Covid -19 today. Romance of people behaving as if the matter (virus) is over.
“It is a very serious issue and my appeal to Nigerians listening is that; let us take this thing (virus) serious.
“By now, with 500 plus fatalities you can’t be ignorant, you can’t say you don’t know of anybody that has fallen victim either by way of name or pictures but today they are no more.”
Clarifying further however, Boss Mustapha said another lockdown might not be necessary, while the federal government in terms of strategic implementation of it’s policy, would not be looking towards that direction, as the country cannot be moving forward and begin to move backward again.
Do you think Nigeria can survive another phase of total lockdown?