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Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by agwom(m): 3:33pm On May 03
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has demanded the extension of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States for another two weeks from Monday, May 4. President Muhammadu Buhari had eased the lockdown effective from Monday, May 4 in a national broadcast last week.

But in a statement signed by its leader, Kinsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), the Caucus described the decision by the federal government to relax lockdown on Monday, May 4 as unfortunate and unacceptable. The PDP Caucus said relaxing the lockdown will further aggravate the situation as the virus is likely to spread more beyond imaginations.

It called on the government to, within the two weeks extension, equitably distribute all necessary kits, make available the promised palliatives and distribute same equitably to all the States and FCT. It also challenged the Federal government to show genuine interest and commitment in getting universities and research institutes more involved in the search for solution. “Already, the situation in Lagos and Kano States is scary. These cases and more are enough to cause us even greater anxiety and concern.

“We also take cognisance of the fact that the President Buhari-led Federal Government would undoubtedly be failing very woefully in its responsibility of preserving the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) which he swore to defend and protect, which provides in Section 14(2) (b) that “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government’.

“Equally important and compelling is the provision of Sections 17(3) (c) and (d) of the same Constitution. “Whereas Section 17(3) (c) provides that the State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that ‘the health, safety and welfare of all person in employment are safeguarded and not endangered or abused’, Section 17 (3)(d) provides that the State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that ‘there are adequate medical and health facilities for all persons,'” he said.

Chinda noted that, in the over six weeks of the pandemic, there was no clear government policy for public places like Markets, Work place, public transport etc. “Medical facilities are very inadequate. “Several States have no test centres and received no support whatsoever from the Federal Government despite humongous sums spent so far, both from public coffers and donations from individuals and organisation.

“It is somewhat difficult, obviously very surprising and disturbing to decipher the genuine reason behind the Federal Government’s sudden decision to relax the lockdown order in the midst of the prevailing and ravaging Covid-19 pandemic. “Taking into cognizance the experience of other countries where lockdown was prematurely relaxed,” the Caucus added.

It commended the attitude and stance of various State governments and the Nigerian Governors Forum in taking clear and decisive actions in the fight against COVID-19 in their respective States, and more importantly for the proactive stand of the Nigerian Governors Forum to contain spread of the virus in their domain.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/extend-lockdown-for-another-two-weeks-pdp-reps-tell-buhari.html

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by dialajenni(f): 3:40pm On May 03
Palliative should be given for the weeks concluded ooo biko..

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by lexxwiz(m): 3:40pm On May 03
Lol politicians. Well my fellow Nigerians, when e tire us, we know what to do. Lol in 2020, we are still living like peasants in our motherland...

I just can’t imagine how politicians would loot billions and watch her people die of hunger and virus.

How can billions of dollars not be enough for these guys Just how can??

And you’re going to church/mosques and cursing the devil? The devil is in human form guys!!! The pain gives them life!

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Flyingngel(m): 3:41pm On May 03
PDP are really mad.
Continue locking down a mono - economy, what do they think will happen?

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by AtikuNetwork: 3:47pm On May 03
I stand with my party reps on this. With the deaths and increasing cases, Buhari should swallow his pride and rescind the easing of lockdown directive. Buhari and APC should be held responsible for the deaths that occur as a result of COVID-19 after the lockdown is lifted.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by u11ae1013: 3:48pm On May 03
Lol, they are getting paid while being lazy

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by helinues: 3:54pm On May 03
shocked

But in a statement signed by its leader, Kinsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers

Demanded the extension of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States for another two weeks from Monday, May 4. President Muhammadu Buhari had eased the lockdown effective from Monday, May 4 in a national broadcast last week. )

Anuofia

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by strafist911: 3:55pm On May 03
People should read & comprehend this article before commenting.
What PDP is saying is that with all the monies(Billions) APC received from both local & international donors, Federal government should account for it by sharing both cash & food palliatives to all Nigerians as well as providing enough testing kits/ventilators before easing the lockdown instead of sharing the money amongst themselves.
Although I support easing of the Lockdown so we can go about our jobs/businesses inorder to make money for ourselves. TO HELL WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PALLIATIVES.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Neef2018: 3:56pm On May 03
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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by EcoBrick: 3:57pm On May 03
AtikuNetwork:
I stand with my party on this. With the deaths and increasing cases, Buhari should swallow his pride and rescind the easing of lockdown directive. Buhari and APC should be held responsible for the deaths that occur as a result of COVID-19 after the lockdown is lifted.

But you have understand that the government, both states and Federal, are under a lot of pressure to ease the lockdown due primarily to cries of hunger. If the government had not announced the impending easing, some were already threatening chaos and violence sef. The government obviously lacks enough resources to give palliatives to everybody while managing the spread at the same time (even developed countries are struggling in that department), so easing the lockdown is inevitable. At this point we can only hope that the collateral damage of that decision would be manageable, or else we will all be in deep sheet.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by donbachi(m): 4:06pm On May 03
If to sey na only nigeria dey affected and plane dey leave nigeria to uk.dem for no talk like dis.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by festacman(m): 4:06pm On May 03
PDP leaders are just playing politics. They are anticipating a spike in COVID-19 infections and might even be praying for that. So if, God forbid, the rate of infection increases in the weeks ahead, they will blame FG for not heeding their 'wise' advise.

Negative opposition.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Baawaa(m): 4:19pm On May 03
PDP should go and sit down for now.
The real issue is that,the rich don't want to go out for the fear of the virus while the poor want to go out for the fear of hunger

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by afroniger: 4:20pm On May 03
Honestly, I hope government won't regret easing this lockdown too early. If you have nothing to do out there just sit down in your house because this thing will so spread eh.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Lipscomb(m): 4:25pm On May 03
Lol they want revolution so military can take over the country... So they can blame Buhari for bad leadership.
Apc are wiser than you .There's no any reason to politicize this situation.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by sweetsell: 4:25pm On May 03
Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by helinues: 4:26pm On May 03
AtikuNetwork:
I stand with my party reps on this. With the deaths and increasing cases, Buhari should swallow his pride and rescind the easing of lockdown directive. Buhari and APC should be held responsible for the deaths that occur as a result of COVID-19 after the lockdown is lifted.

Leg go pain you if you stand with this .

More than average Nigerians are saying otherwise

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by PMBtill2023(m): 4:28pm On May 03
PDP reps....thunder strike u there,may be someone should just tell them that they are no longer relevant in Nigeria.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by obicoolnino: 4:30pm On May 03
Won't be a bad idea but since no measure to take care of the poor and less privilege is in play then I'll say it's not a wise thing to do.

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by chillex8(m): 4:30pm On May 03
These ones dey mad

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Lalasticlalabos(m): 4:30pm On May 03
No, they are mad

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by YoungLionken(m): 4:30pm On May 03
Well said but, people are hungry and buharia doesn't care...

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Ernerstdavid55(m): 4:30pm On May 03
Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by Nobody: 4:30pm On May 03
grin.... Lockdown ko LockHunger ni grin

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by beautyhd: 4:30pm On May 03
Lets see how this week ends first

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by overseer1(m): 4:30pm On May 03
IPOBs will be in a dilemma of who to support on this: Buhari or PDP caucus

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by humilitypays(m): 4:30pm On May 03
Supported because if this lockdown is eased by tomorrow in Lagos, by 20th of this month, Lagos will record 5000 new cases of those NCDC will manage to test.


Lagos hospitals will be overwhelmed and doctors and nurses will start fleeing from work.

Yes hunger is bad, but hunger have a solution, sickness and death have no solution.

Nigerians be warned! If you don't have anything crucial, I mean very vital to do outside from tomorrow you better remain in your house oh!! Hmmm


What treatment or vaccination plan do they have in place or special plan for any sudden surge in infection and people falling sick in mass


May God show Nigeria mercy from tomorrow, if not, it won't be funny, I see doom cry

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by tonididdy(m): 4:30pm On May 03
Yes please do. The numbers are tripling and that's not a good sign.
Until a proven vaccine or drug is discovered, Nigeria most especially cannot ease lockdown.
You can't control Nigerians unless the only thing they fear 'GUns'

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by KmniAutos(m): 4:30pm On May 03
Abeg if you dey within CMS,obalende,v.i or lekki axis and you wan sell bicycle...quote me ASAP ,I need something of a very little budget around 15 to 25k...

Thanks!

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Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by busty009: 4:31pm On May 03
Re: Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks, PDP Reps Tell Buhari by OkoroPeugeot(m): 4:31pm On May 03
The virus told them it would leave in 2 weeks.

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