All Progressives Congress, APC steward, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (a.k.a Jagaban) has praised Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for his stay-at-home order on civil servants in the state as a precautionary move from the global pandemic spreading like whirlwind across the nation, assuring him of his full backing.
Tinubu in a conversation with a group of newsmen on Tuesday, March 24, a few moments after his meeting with the governor at Lagos House, Marina, said he is well satisfied with the way the governor is taking actions against the pandemic and assured him of his total support in the fight.
Tinubu was quoted to say that “the governor will get the party’s backing if there is the need for him to order a total lockdown of the state.”
He said: “I congratulate the government of Lagos State for what has been done so far about regular information on the mysterious disease. Nigeria needs a lot of education in this challenging period.
“We are facing mysterious enemy in Covard-19. We need to observe that social distancing. It’s a new culture that we have to abide with.
“You must respect the governor’s directive for the workers to stay at home, particularly our students and market women.”
“We must obey the government. We thank religious leaders who have asked their followers to follow the governor’s directives, both Muslims and Christians alike.”
The political father also admonished all market women in the state to adhere to strict hygiene and abide by the government’s directives.
He added, “The activities in the market must reflect the new culture. It will teach us a new thing that we are not used to such as hygiene, washing of hands, not having handshakes and eliminating hugging.”
“We are to prevent the spread of this mysterious disease. In bus stops or various environment, we must maintain distance, stop handshake and do what is necessary so we can save lives. We don’t have enough hospital spaces.”
“It is not only by prayer; it’s by us observing what is necessary to stop the disease that is ravaging the world. My appeal is for people to respect the information coming from the Government House. We endorse the position of the governor.
“Stay at home, pray in your house and observe hygiene. To the market women too, it’s very important.”
“If the government decides there is a need for total lockdown, I am in support of it. He has our support. We have reviewed it with him and he’s also reviewing it with his cabinet,” Tinubu reiterated.
Meanwhile, in another news earlier, News Nigeria reported that vice president, Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation following the positive test of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for coronavirus.
This was made known on Tuesday by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.