• September 30, 2020

Things Fall Apart in Nigeria. Lockdown Breaks Down. Religious Ban Lifted

As frustration and hunger kick in Nigeria, following the lockdown put in place by the government, things are falling apart in some states and lockdown is also breaking down.

Residents of Karu Council in Nasarawa State in Nigeria yesterday trooped out to various locations in Abuja where their main source of livelihood comes from through daily trading – defying the lockdown puts in place by the government.

As things fall apart in the center of Nigeria, Abuja, commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists hit the roads fetching customers, while security operatives who mounted checkpoints at the boundary between Nasarawa and the FCT watched helplessly.

Eventually and helplessly, the security officers made efforts to ensure that motorists heading to and from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) complied with the preventive measures put in place to check the spread of COVID-19.

In a similar trend, another Nigerian state has relaxed its curfew. Niger State says the curfew now holds between 2p.m. and 10p.m.

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Ban on religious activities on Fridays and Sundays has been lifted in the state.

It was also reported that lockdown was not practicable in many parts of Lagos – people could not work but clutter the streets.

On Oyebajo Street, Fadeyi in Lagos, the youth hit the street playing soccer most days to cope with boredom and distract themselves from hunger.

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Femi Oshin

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