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Senate Reacts As President Buhari Locks Down Lagos, Abuja And Ogun State Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Nigerian senate has reacted to President Buhari’s lockdown of Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun states over the coronavirus pandemic.

Though President Buhari said the decision was taken based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), some top lawyers in the country insisted that the Nigerian leader acted outside his powers.

Reacting to the controversy that trailed the President’s lockdown order, Nigerian Senate’s spokesman, Godiya Akwashiki said Buhari must have obtained legal advice before acting.

He said;

“Lagos has been locked down partially since a few days ago. It is not something to worry about. They should allow leaders to make decisions, especially in this type of crisis situation that we are faced with. I want to believe that the President must have consulted well.

“I want to assure you that if it is something that is constitutionally mandatory for the Senate to approve, we said it the other day when we took a break that the leadership had directed all Senators to be on standby in case of any emergency.

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“If it needs the attention of the Senate, I want to assure you that for the betterment and safety of our own people, it will be done because that is the primary reason for which we are there.

“We are all working hard to see that we get out of this crisis. So there is no cause for alarm.”



  1. Temi

    March 30, 2020 at 9:06 am

    The president did the right thing by locking down those States. Prevention is better than Cure. God bless you Mr President though it wasn’t your innovation as a dumb President you are

  2. Tunde

    March 30, 2020 at 9:06 am

    what kind of useless and deadbeat senate are these ones?

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