Residents of Ogun State may heave a sigh of relief as the state government has hinted that the lockdown placed on the state by President Muhammadu Buhari would be reviewed on Tuesday.
The government, which said the state, would still be on total lockdown until Tuesday, added that the lockdown which commenced 11pm of Friday, would be lifted every two days to cushion the effects of the lockdown order.
Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this during a press briefing held at his residence in Iperu-Remo.
He, however, explained that the state would relax the lockdown for seven hours every 48 hours.
The governor also said the period of the lockdown would be used to fumigate the state public places such as markets, motor parks and other essential areas across the state.
According to Abiodun, the lockdown will be lifted by 7.00am and 2.00pm on Tuesday and subsequently every other day to allow operations of essential services.
He said this would give an opportunity for economic activities to strive within the few hours of the relaxation time
He explained that personnel of essential services providers such as security and fire service personnel, petroleum products dealers, food producers, and water distributors would have unlimited access to movement to perform their duties.
He said “The lockdown will be total from now till 7.00am on Tuesday. The lockdown will be suspended between 7.00am and 2.00pm to allow for essential business activities.
“This 7.00am to 2.00pm window will be observed every other day therefrom that is, Tuesday instant, Thursday, and Saturday for the coming week.”