Senator Abaribe kicks against nationwide lockdown
Abia Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe has opposed any decision either by the Federal or state governments to extend the COVID-19 lockdown.
Abaribe, Senate Minority Leader, warned against the planned nationwide lockdown over the pandemic, saying that resorting to the extra measures would ignite a major economic and security crisis that could hurt many Nigerians who depend on daily earnings for their sustenance.
The lawmaker warned that pushing for it could be combustible and counter-productive as the people appear too worn-out to soak in further shocks.
“I will rather opt for a cautious and guided lifting of the lockdown where the existing measures like protective barriers such as the compulsory wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitizers and other associated sanitary and hygiene precautions are enforced in public places,” Abaribe said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday signed by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom.