The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, announced that the total lockdown of the state which was scheduled to commence by 11 pm on Monday had been shifted to Friday.
This was announced by the governor, on Monday, at the commissioning of the 128-bed isolation center at Ikenne, Ogun State.
On Sunday night, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered total lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and FCT as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
He stated that the ban on inter-states and international borders would commence as scheduled.
The governor explained that President Buhari had approved the plan to postpone the lockdown so as to give the residents time to prepare for it.
“After consultation with the Presidency, the interstate and international borders will close tonight at 11 pm as directed by the President.
“The total lockdown of Ogun will, however, be effective from 11 pm on Friday.
“This is to enable us finalise the mechanisms for the distribution of relief materials and food items ahead of the total lockdown.
“We appeal to our people to abide by these government orders and the advice provided by the Ministry of Health on hand and respiratory hygiene as well as social distancing.”
“The government is working out the modalities and engaging relevant stakeholders to particularly identify the poor and vulnerable groups and to ensure that the palliative and relief items reach the intended beneficiaries at the grassroots,” he said.
“During the period of this lockdown, all markets, motor parks, public squares and high human-traffic areas will be fumigated and disinfected,” he said.