Lockdown In Lagos Not Effective – Assembly Speaker, Obasa

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The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, , says that the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government in Lagos State has not been effective.

Lockdown In Lagos Not Effective - Assembly Speaker, Obasa
Lockdown In Lagos Not Effective – Assembly Speaker, Obasa

The Speaker noted that noninvolvement of local governments’ administrations is responsible for this.

Obasa made this known via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

He also bemoaned the approach that massive testing should not be conducted in the state because it does not have the capacity to treat all likely patients.

He said Lagos should explore local herbs as a possible cure for the lethal disease, adding that local government chairmen should support state efforts in the fight against coronavirus.

He said, “I commend the Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, and Governor for their unrelenting efforts on COVID-19. But I must say that the lockdown is not quite effective.

“Can we domesticate the lockdown by involving the local governments? Just as we have the incident command at the state level, can we replicate the same at local governments with a rising number of COVID-19?

“If the lockdown will continue, it is better we move with all strategies.

“Also, I do not want to believe that we should not test because we don’t have the capacity to treat.

We can try our local herbs too. If it doesn’t work then we move on, knowing very well that we have tried,” he added.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Wednesday night, of the 873 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nigeria, 504 were recorded in Lagos, the highest by any state in the country.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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