COVID-19: Students body praise President Buhari over States lockdown

Yusuf Akinlotan, Lagos

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Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s  Sunday nationwide address announcing initial 14 days lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state over coronavirus battle in the country, Students under the aegis of Muslim students Society of Nigeria, (MSSN) have described the directive as a welcome development.

Recall that Lagos and Abuja are currently with the most number of coronavirus confirmed cases in Nigeria.

Reacting in an official statement, the President of Lagos State Area Unit of the society, Dr Saheed Ashafa said the directives of President Buhari were just the yearnings of most forward-looking citizens of the country at this critical period.

Dr Ashafa, whose students body just launched a Covid-19 volunteers project in complementing Government’s effort on containment of the Coronavirus outbreak,  urged the government  to make haste in providing a necessary buffer for the most affected members of the public.

“Government should not delay in providing the promised relief packages for the most vulnerable masses that will be helpless with this sudden measure”

“Such relief materials must be closely monitored till it gets to its intended destinations,” he said

The students’ leader also appealed the government to place a high premium on the general welfare of active health workers and Adhoc personnel who currently facing the risk of this time.

According to him, it is equally appropriate to note that more centres are needed for testing the status of suspected cases in order to ease the tension created by the present adversity.

 

Zainab Sa’id