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COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by ijustdey: 7:55pm On May 13
COVID-19: Lagos Subjects Fresh Lockdown To Online Vote

The Lagos State Government has subjected its proposed lockdown to a vote on social media.

According to the state government, the decision was informed by the disregard for social distancing and other guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and health experts.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the state government wrote, “Considering the level of compliance with government’s directives on limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos State, should the state government impose another lockdown or not?”

The government asked residents to vote yes, no or neutral.

As of 12pm on Wednesday, over 53,000 votes had been cast.

About 51.4 percent of respondents asked the state government to issue a fresh lockdown order while 37.2 votes against it. The remaining 11.5 percent of the responders were indifferent.

The state government had recently threatened to issue a fresh lockdown after videos emerged of how residents were not adhering to the health guidelines.

Bank customers were seen gathered at entrances, struggling to make their way into premises in contravention of the social distancing advice.

It was the same at several bus stops where stranded passengers gathered in their numbers.

Lagos State accounts for over 50 per cent of infections nationwide with nearly 2,000 persons testing positive as of Wednesday.

Some Twitter users, however, faulted the strategy of the state government, insisting that health issues should not be subjected to a vote.

Awesu Samuel tweeted, “Why should the government place a voting strategy to decide lockdown? Anyway the answer is simple. Because the government can’t afford what it takes to lockdown its economy. It can’t provide for its citizens precisely.”

Another Twitter user said using social media was not the best approach because most of the poor and vulnerable residents are not on social media.

“Most people on Twitter can afford another lockdown. Those that definitely can’t are not here,” @wumifab tweeted.

Popular broadcaster, Jimi Disu, also criticised the government’s approach, saying, “I am amazed, indeed embarrassed at this tweet. Someone must be playing a prank. This is a serious decision to be made being trivialised.”

Executive Director, African Incentive Partnership, Tunde Arogunmati, said in his tweet that a lockdown can only be successful when the people receive government palliatives and incentives.

“A lockdown is only effective to the extent that food and security are guaranteed, with test and trace capacity brought at par with means of isolation and healthcare optimisation. A concise pandemic resilience plan will be necessary, going forward,” he tweeted.

https://punchng.com/covid-19-lagos-subjects-fresh-lockdown-to-online-vote/

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by SadiqBabaSani: 8:17pm On May 13
lubbish, NO lockdown

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by FlordFlorez(m): 8:31pm On May 13
Kudos to Lagos government for seeking people's ideas.

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by bluemansion: 8:36pm On May 13
Let's see how this goes

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Seun(m): 8:51pm On May 13
Salary earners who have not lost their jobs yet, single people who work online, essential workers, etc, will vote yes. Most others would vote no.

A lockdown is the most brainless way to fight the Coronavirus. Our leaders need to use their wits and imagination to figure out better, smarter ways.

We cannot afford to wreck the economy by locking it down. If we wreck the economy then where will we get the money needed to fight the virus?

Yet, we cannot afford to allow lots of people to get sick and be killed by the virus. The fear of being infected is enough to wreck the economy.

The only way forward is to use face-masks and enforce science-based infection minimization rules to protect lives and also protect the economy.

It is crucial to understand that, as a poor country with a large population, we don’t have the luxury of choosing between saving lives and saving the economy. We must get people back to work, and we must keep them safe.

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by chillex8(m): 8:56pm On May 13
Seun:
Salary earners who have not lost their jobs, and those who do their work online, and don't have children, will vote yes. Most others would vote no.

A lockdown is the most brainless way to fight the Coronavirus. Our leaders need to activate their faculties and figure out a better, smarter way.

We cannot afford to wreck the economy by locking it down. If we wreck the economy then where will we get the money needed to fight the virus?

Yet, we cannot afford to allow lots of people to get sick and be killed by the virus. The fear of being infected is enough to wreck the economy.

The only way forward is to use face-masks and the enforcement of logical risk minimization rules to protect lives and also protect the economy.
Seun calm down.
You no dey use ears hear anything lockdown cheesy

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Dshocker(m): 8:58pm On May 13
Definitely Lagosians will vote in their favour....Had it been that a country like Nigeria acted the way Canadian government did to her citizens,by giving them $2000,then you will see that half of the population of Lagos will vote for the lock down to continue till eternity.

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Tissaia(f): 8:59pm On May 13
Tyranny up by 200% over coronahoax

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Onlinealaba(m): 8:59pm On May 13
Seun:
Salary earners who have not lost their jobs yet, single people who work online, essential workers, etc, will vote yes. Most others would vote no.

A lockdown is the most brainless way to fight the Coronavirus. Our leaders need to activate their faculties and figure out better, smarter ways.

We cannot afford to wreck the economy by locking it down. If we wreck the economy then where will we get the money needed to fight the virus?

Yet, we cannot afford to allow lots of people to get sick and be killed by the virus. The fear of being infected is enough to wreck the economy.

The only way forward is to use face-masks and enforce science-based infection minimization rules to protect lives and also protect the economy.
The question is how long can the Lockdown be sustained till a cure or vaccine is found cos the economy is really bastardised now and any further lockdown will be very catastrophic . Well just feel so fly quoting Seun cool

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Honor10: 8:59pm On May 13
Is like thunder want to fire these people, Fire may strike anyone proposing lockdown o.

What is the purpose of the lockdown? Under lockdown were cases not increasing?

U lock people up, no food, no palliatives, no testing.

And dz fools really think people will stay at home if they order another lockdown?

Thunder is waiting to strike some people.

#no lockdown. Aa ni s'oribu o

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Dobson43: 8:59pm On May 13
grin

Seun has spark my mind

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by NwaNimo1(m): 8:59pm On May 13
Let the vote rigging commence.................


P lease
D on't
P articipate

(If you know what I mean!)

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Muyiwaipere(m): 8:59pm On May 13
Who are those voting ?..Ejo ema je ka shoribu o

Wey dem cut my salary by 50%

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Perfecttouchade: 9:00pm On May 13
grin ghettokid1 come and see confusion o..who are the people running the affairs of this country sef grin
Is it that they are not telling us something

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by wunmi590(m): 9:00pm On May 13
hmmm
Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by yesloaded: 9:00pm On May 13
Seun:
Salary earners who have not lost their jobs yet, single people who work online, essential workers, etc, will vote yes. Most others would vote no.

A lockdown is the most brainless way to fight the Coronavirus. Our leaders need to activate their faculties and figure out better, smarter ways.

We cannot afford to wreck the economy by locking it down. If we wreck the economy then where will we get the money needed to fight the virus?

Yet, we cannot afford to allow lots of people to get sick and be killed by the virus. The fear of being infected is enough to wreck the economy.

The only way forward is to use face-masks and enforce science-based infection minimization rules to protect lives and also protect the economy.
Well said Seun

I don't know why this government cannot reasonable for once

Governance is not all about embezzlement of funds

Government needs to enforce use of facemask like you said instead of all these useless online polls

This is government that cannot cater for citizen with common 1 cup of rice but instead collecting from us forcefully in the name of tax and stamp duty.

Large percentage of Nigerians lives from hand to mouth

Even countries with higher number of cases than Nigeria are not fully locked down

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Donaldoni: 9:00pm On May 13
Daft!

The vast majority who would have said no are NOT online... angry

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Trayceey: 9:00pm On May 13
Cool
Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by meggi4(m): 9:00pm On May 13
As if them no sabi our reply

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by KingKingKing: 9:00pm On May 13
Seun:
Salary earners who have not lost their jobs yet, single people who work online, essential workers, etc, will vote yes. Most others would vote no.

A lockdown is the most brainless way to fight the Coronavirus. Our leaders need to activate their faculties and figure out better, smarter ways.

We cannot afford to wreck the economy by locking it down. If we wreck the economy then where will we get the money needed to fight the virus?

Yet, we cannot afford to allow lots of people to get sick and be killed by the virus. The fear of being infected is enough to wreck the economy.

The only way forward is to use face-masks and enforce science-based infection minimization rules to protect lives and also protect the economy.


You are damn funny, Did you just say use facemasks? Don't you go out on the streets to see how non compliant Lagosians are? A lot of people do not value their lives thereby putting the lives of those who value their lives at risk!

The only language Nigerians understand is "Force" we gotta learn the hard way , we have sworn to be defiant and non compliant then we have to be locked up once again so as to protect those who are vulnerable from getting infected !

You also talk about the economy! Awww what a kind way to show how much you love the economy, ECONOMY MY FOOT! T
The economy u love so much is being manhandled by the ruling elits who plunder and loot from the proceeds of the economy, while the poor man on the street is left to die!

My parting words to you seun DO NOT WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT THE ECONOMY BECAUSE WHEN THE ECONOMY GOES DOWN , GOVERNMENT KNOWS HOW TO REVIVE THE ECONOMY, WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF THOSE YOU LOVE BECAUSE WHEN THEY ARE LOST, GOVERNMENT HAS GOT NO CLUE ON HOW TO REVIVE THEM.

A HEALTHY LIFE IS A HEALTHY ECONOMY!

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by DropsMic(m): 9:00pm On May 13
Lol


Lockdown it is

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Hinokami: 9:00pm On May 13
Progressive Move
Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by mosho2good: 9:00pm On May 13
Never take advantage of the lockdown to always ask for alms, do not suddenly turn to beggar, remember that the lockdown will soon be over but the impression lives on.

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Tookool(m): 9:01pm On May 13
What a diplomatic way to spread the virus ...cus Lagosians will all prefer to end the lockdown

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Chukwurah003: 9:01pm On May 13
Wrong move. There are too many foolish people in the Nigerian social media space. Nigeria should stay locked down.

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by akeentech(m): 9:01pm On May 13
Government go lose dis election yakata

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by ebonytarki(m): 9:01pm On May 13
The virus is out there already. All we can do is seek and pray for the cure or vaccine. Lockdown ain't an option

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Re: COVID-19: Lagos Lockdown Online Vote by Satoshi2019: 9:01pm On May 13
Let's vote here guys. Like for yes continue. Share for no

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