“Extension of the lockdown would hurt the people” – Abaribe warns FG

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South has warned the Federal Government against the extension of a nationwide lockdown, saying that it will hurt the people the more.

According to Abaribe, said that since majority of the people in the country are daily earners, extending the lockdown will be counterproductive.

In a statement by his Media Adviser, Uche Awom, Abaribe on Saturday warned the government against further lockdown due to the COVID-19.

Abaribe said, “I will rather opt for a cautious and guided lifting of the lockdown where the existing measures like, protective barriers such as compulsory wearing of face masks, sanitizers, and other associated sanitary conditions and personal hygeine are enforced in public places.

“Aside from the above, daily disinfection of halls, rooms, vehicles, vessels, surroundings et’al, must become the new normal. Doing these would definitely tamp the hot air and guide our people to resume their normal life.

“My fear is that majority of our people in the informal sector are daily earners hence their survival is predicated on their going out daily if they must survive. Our people operate mostly  in the commercial sector, I have the feeling that further extension of the lockdown would hurt the people the more.”

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