Following the 14-day lock down order imposed on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), many residents did not observe the order, complaining that they do not have enough food to eat.
Taxi drivers in the FCT have reportedly increased their fares while reducing the number of passengers and wore face masks. “We cannot stay at home. We have to eat. We should wear face masks. I think that is enough. Some of the policemen are cooperative. They also understand that we cannot survive without working,” a driver, Sanni Ahmed, said.
In the same vein, residents of some Lagos communities especially commercial motorists, were seen going against the directive.
A bag seller in Ketu, who identified herself as Iya Rukayat, explained that she fed her family from her daily income and could not afford to stay back at home.
She said, “At first, I observed the order, but it got to a point that there was no money to feed my family, so I had to come out to sell my bags. I just started displaying my goods this morning and I have not made any sale. I cannot just stay at home when my family is hungry.” Meanwhile in Ogun state, it was learnt that some miscreants in Ota defied the restriction order as they scrambled to get foodstuffs donated by the state government.
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