Monday, the 6th of April was Day 7 of the Lagos Lockdown. Social media was abuzz with the news that Funke Akindele aka Jennifer was in court for hosting a party during the lockdown period.
The truth is that Lagosians have had enough of the lockdown. The lockdown in Lagos would start on Tuesday the 24th of March before the Federal government would declare it’s own on Monday, March 30th by 11 pm.
With no electricity supply and most Nigerians slowly becoming broke at home, the lockdown would inevitably be defied.
The above picture is the scene at Gbagada. So it isn’t that the breaking of the lockdown isn’t happening, its that the government wanted to use Funke Akindele as a scapegoat.
This picture speaks to me on so many levels. It brays about the quota system in Nigeria. Speaks about leadership in Nigeria. It speaks of the COVID19 pandemic and people’s refusal, inability, to self-isolate.