The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the lockdown would be extended if Nigerians fail to ‘behave’ themselves.
He stated this while featuring in a forum to give an update on the Coronavirus cases in the country.
He said, “If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and I hope we do so.
If we stay at home for two weeks and we are doing everything we are supposed to do, we should be able to effectively contain the disease.
“Therefore, my appeal to Nigerians is that they should obey the directive on social distancing, personal hygiene and shun gatherings; after two weeks, we will resume our normal life.
“But if they think it is a joke, then we may have to stay at home more than the two weeks.”
The pandemic, which has infected about one million people globally, has paralysed economic and socio-religious activities in most parts of the West African country.