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Lockdown Extended

Today is Easter Monday. It’s been 20 days since the lockdown by the Lagos state government. Then the Federal government added its own on Monday, 30th March by 11 pm. Now the lockdown has been extended by 2 weeks.

It now feels like a situation of war as Nigerians are hit by hunger, armed robbers and the Coronavirus. The Hungervirus is the scariest.

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Nigerians are caught between hunger and the Coronavirus

After the 3 pandemics end, the nation goes on to face the issue of food security as it this is the planting season being spent indoors.

We are faced with a situation close to war as gangs have taken over some parts of Mainland Lagos.

Amidst this situation, we must survive and come out of this ready to rebuild this nation.

It would be a shame to waste crisis.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 11

Today marks the 11th Day of the Lagos Lockdown. For me it has been a time of emotional torture.

We didn’t have electricity for two days. The neighbors were all in a contest to outlast each others with their generators. My head got pounded for 2 days before the light came on.

This article covers the general position of most Nigerians on the Lagos Lockdown. Rather than continue staying at home, most of us want to take our chances with the virus.

Myself included. Everyday we stay at home, we get poorer. I am lucky that I can write for a living but the majority of people live from hand to mouth.

The so called handouts were shared to the “vulnerable”. How it is possible that their details are missing is somehow beyond me.

Thankfully, the reality of living in Nigeria is dawning on most Nigerians.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 10

Today marks Day 10 of the Lagos Lockdown. There has been no light all day but the useless NCDC has sent me like 2 SMS on the Coronavirus.

Frankly I no longer care about the Coronavirus. I no longer think there is a virus in Nigeria. I now suspect a plan to steal money.

The Coronavirus continues to threaten to tear the fabric of this world. Recently, the Australian Prime Minister threw Non-Australian citizens under the bus.

This just goes to show that real situations expose fake people.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 9

Today is Day 9 of the Lagos Lockdown. As at today, the Coronavirus has killed 6 people. However, the Nigerian Army and Police have killed 9 people in the enforcement of the lockdown.

People from the LCDA would go round today to check for sick people. Ironic because where they could not bring food, they were looking for the sick.

There was a fire at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation’s office. I remember the conversation I had with the Aboki that day when he mentioned that it was government business.

I would go to the bank today. If the idea was to make Nigerians broke, they the lockdown has done a good job.

There was no one on the queue. However, they bank only loaded one machine. I was done in 5 minutes.

I hope that the lockdown ends on Monday next week. I am tired of staying home with the blackouts and the noise from generators.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 8

Today marks the 8th day of the Lagos Lockdown. However, it has been 2 weeks since the lockdown that was specific only to Lagos has lasted.

Emotionally, Nigerians have switched off. Violations of the lockdown are rampant.

In Kaduna state, Nigeria would see the distribution of food end in violence.

The handwriting is on the wall that hunger is more real to Nigerians than the Coronavirus.

All the norms for dealing with the virus are daily violated in Nigeria.