Lagos is Nigeria’s most developed and most populous state in the country.
It is also the state with the most recorded confirmed cases of covid19, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
But in a big country like Nigeria, where life is at full speed, it would be a little more difficult to lock down quickly.
The different levels of government are turning the off button on key sectors in the country and Lagos state has a lot more to lose if the turnkey does not move fast enough.
The latest of this lockdown includes a temporary shutting down of all activities at the four Federal Government-owned stadia.
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four National Stadiums across the country. The spokesperson of the Ministry, Lere-Adams A.B, insists the shut down is aimed at checking the spread and safeguard all Nigerians against the COVID-19 virus.
The stadiums to be shut down include MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna; Liberty Stadium, Ibadan and National Stadium, Surulere-Lagos.
The ministry also noted that, following this directive, these facilities will not be available until further notice.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders are putting necessary measures in place to curb and eliminate the Pandemic in Nigeria.
In Lagos State:
The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all markets except those selling essential commodities such as foodstuff, water, medical supplies, amongst others.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the announcement on Tuesday during a press briefing, and it is to take effect from Thursday, March 26.
“All markets and stalls except those selling food items, water, medicines, pharmacies, medical equipment, and other related essential life-saving products are hereby directed to close effective from Thursday, March 26th, 2020 for seven days at the first instance,” he said.