The National President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Kolade David Alabi, has called for a nationwide partial lockdown of all local governments in the country in order to curb further spread of the new coronavirus.
Alabi made the call in a statement he personally signed and send to newsmen in Lagos.
He said that the partial lockdown at local government level would complement the efforts of the federal and state governments in curtailing the spread of the COVID-19.
According to him, the COVID-19 Pandemic is no longer news considering its global calamity evidenced by the speedy penetration into the country.
“While ALGON acknowledges the vigour of both the federal and state governments in combating the spiralling spread, control, prevention and treatment for those already affected, we strongly emphasise continued advocacy across the strata due to poor awareness.
“It is imperative for all the local governments to strictly adhere to the directives of the governments.
“All local government councils are hereby advised to be engaged in a partial lockdown of their respective services while arrangement for “working from home” is being worked out,” he said.
ALGON boss advised council chairmen to continue to enlighten the people on basic protective measures such as improving personal hygiene, washing hands with soap more frequently, avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth, including but not limited to avoiding large gatherings, maintaining social distancing and make available hand sanitisers for distribution to the people.
He enjoined Nigerians to stay healthy as the price for disobedience is high.
By our correspondent
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