Yesterday, this medium observed that it seems people in Lagos are not comfortable and tired of staying at home without food after more than three weeks of the lockdown, This medium gathers.
According checks and sources contacted, At Iyana Ipaja yesterday, commercial vehicles were seen plying Oke-odo, Abule-egba, Kola, Toll Gate, Sango, Ifo among others to Oshodi. Also, motorcycles lined up as before the clampdown on February 1, looking for passengers.
However, we gathered that some vehicles going towards Sango took inner-city roads to beat some police checkpoints, some dared the consequences to pass through the roadblocks manned by policemen and soldiers.A passenger travelling to Ogun State from Iyana Ipaja said: “If they extend this lockdown, the government should be ready to face civil disobedience from hungry Nigerians. By the time people start revolting and leave their homes to go about their businesses, I would see whether the government would force them back into their houses” he said.Another civil servant, simply called Adeola, said: “From what we can see, the government is pushing people to revolt. When they are talking of poorest of the poor, the vulnerable among others, how do you define those that are vulnerable after one month of commercial inactivity?”.
Also concerned Lagosians, while reacting blamed federal government for locking down Lagos, Ogun and FCT but sharing palliative at Nasarawa, Benue, Borno and likes, he lamented.
Also a Lagos based popular politician revealed that Nigeria speaking with Thecitypulsenews said you can imagine Kano state demanding for N15bn from Federal government to fight Covid-19, he asked who did we run to in Lagos to ask for money ? He said he is waiting to hear the response of President Buhari on Governor Ganduje’s request before taking next line of action.
Market women stranded at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Social and economic activities remain standstill as Lagos lockdown over Coronavirus pandemic enters day 2. Federal Government declared total lockdown with effective from Monday 11pm in Lagos, Ogun State and Abuja, the nation capital, to tame the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)