The Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced two weeks extension of lockdown in the state due to the Covid-19 experience with immediate effect.
Gov Abiodun in a release by the Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin stated that all religious activities in the state as well as other gatherings and opening of schools are still suspended.
The release further disclosed that while modalities are on to plan for the graduating (certificate) students through various stakeholders in order to write their examinations.
The Government said it will continue to be deliberate, cautious, focused and balanced in its approach and place highest priority on public safety over and above any other consideration in its efforts to flatten the curve of the dreaded COVID-19 virus in the State.
The decision of the state government no doubt came as a surprise to religious leaders who have been mounting pressure on the Governor to open up the state for religious activities.
The Covid-19 experience in Ogun state has not been a good one, with the population of patients always on the ladder everyday based on the release from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
It however remains to be seen if after the two weeks extension, the state government will finally ease the lockdown hoping all precautionary measures are fully adhered to.