Breaking: Lagos on fire following extension of lockdown by President Buhari

Lagos residents aren't happy with the lockdown extension.

Monday, April 13, 2020

/ by National Pivot

It appears Lagosians aren't happy with current lockdown placed on the State by President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to keep at bay the spread of coronavirus in the State, which is currently the epicenter of the pandemic in the country.

Shortly after Buhari's 7 pm address declaring extension of lockdowns in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun states respectively, News soon broke that some parts of Lagos are on fire according to a report by Daily Sun.

The Sun reports that Shasha, Orisunbare, Idimu and Ejigbo areas are on fire, with some agrieved youths rioting.

The hoodlums took to streets, attacking innocent residents, robbing and breaking almost every shops and looting goods.

The development is a fallout to similar wave of attacks, robbery and looting being witnessed in Agege and some other areas in Lagos and neighbouring Ogun State around since yesterday.

The President's second broadcast on the COVID-19 pandemic has attracted criticism for not addressing three issues such as the treatment of Nigerians in China, recent robbery attack in same Lagos State, and the handling of palliatives meant to ease the sufferings of the masses.

Reno Omokri described Buhari's broadcast as 'empty and shallow' for not addressing issues that matters to the common man confined to his home without basic supplies.

He said, "General Buhari’s broadcast was empty and shallow. He told us nothing new. He did not tell us what specifically he has done, is doing and will do to ease life for Nigerians during this #CoronaVirus lockdown. It was a national waste of 20 minutes we could have spent better.

"General General boasted about what hd should be ashamed of. In a country of 200 million citizens, how can you boast of training 7,000 health workers. Was he not ashamed? This is what a local government chairman should be boasting about.

"General Buhari man said nothing. This was not news. It was noise. He says we are on the right track to defeat #COVID19 (thank God he could pronounce it). How? We are not testing. We don’t know who has it. We don’t know who has died due to #CoronaVirus.

"‪General Buhari did not address the breakdown of law and order in parts of Lagos and Ogun. People can’t sleep at homes. They are now vigilantes in their communities. Not one word. Not one word. It is as if their sufferings don’t exist. Very insensitive!‬‬

"General Buhari has extended the #CoronaVirus lockdown in Lagos and Ogun. Does it not make sense that that is where he should focus his conditional transfer? Instead, he is focusing it on the North. Even in such a life threatening thing, he can’t hide his nepotism.

"Lagos is on lockdown, yet less than 20,000 households in Lagos are getting money. Zamfara is not on lockdown and 200,000 households are getting the conditional cash transfer? How does this make sense General Buhari? Are you not ashamed? Are you so tribalistic?

"‪General Buhari announced that his government has been sharing food. Why such an obvious lie? To who and where and when? If you have received such food, please testify. Or are Buhari and his family eating the food by themselves in Aso Rock?

"General Buhari thanked the legislative arm. Really? Have they reversed their ₦37 billion budget to renovate the National Assembly? That amount is more than the money Buhari claims to be sharing in his so called conditional cash transfer to 2 million households."

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