The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun has described the additional 14 day’s lockdown directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to curtail the spread of COVID – 19 as a necessary sacrifice for the overall interest of the nation and its citizens.
Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, Publicity Secretary, Ogun APC Caretaker Committee, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday night.
Oladunjoye noted that as painful as the extra lockdown days could be, it was a necessary sacrifice to reduce and eventually eradicate the coronavirus pandemic from the nation.
“In the last few days, Britain has witnessed close to 1,000 daily deaths, while America witnessed about 2,000 deaths in a single day from coronavirus.
“There are global complaints of inadequate equipment, medications and bed space, even as frontline workers continue to be dangerously exposed to the ravaging virus, for which a cure is yet to be found.
“The so-called powerful nations have been rendered powerless by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these countries have also, unavoidably, extended their lockdowns.
“It is therefore inevitable that the governments at various levels and all state actors must be supported as they take measures to curb the spread and cure the infected, even as painful as such measures may appear.
“We appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for the plan to increase, within two weeks, the social investment recipients by one million households, from 2.6 million to 3.6million.
“We urge that priority should be given to states that are yet to benefit or whose figures of beneficiaries are abysmally low,” he said.
The APC caretaker publicity secretary commended all those at the frontline and also all state governors in general for their efforts, and in particular, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, who had remained focused.
He urged all citizens, political leaders, members and followers to continue to lead by example by obeying the government’s directives to the letter.
He urged the security agents not to rest on their oars, but to continue to be extra vigilant in order to preemptively nip in the bud, nefarious activities of criminals,” he said.