A call has gone to the federal and state governments concerned in the lockdown to ensure adequate relief materials are provided for the people of the two states and the federal capital territory so that the desired results expected will be achieved at the end of the 14 days extension announced by the president on Monday, 13 April, 2020.
The advice was given on Tuesday, 14 April, 2020 in Lagos by the Centre Against Injustice and Domestic Violence (CAIDOV) in a press release signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Gbenga Soloki.
Soloki also called on the police force and other security agencies to ensure proper policing of the affected states by ensuring street urchins who are disturbing the peace of Ogun and Lagos states are dealt with.
The CAIDOV boss appealed to residents of Lagos and Ogun to obey the lockdown order of the government as it was an attempt at defeating the deadly Coronavirus calling on the states to ensure that no vulnerable person is left out of the relief packages being shared.
The Centre however commended the two state governors for the first tranche of the relief materials.
It stated that although many loopholes were noticed, the group applauded Governor Babajide Sanwwoolu for accepting the fact that the efforts of the state government was sabotaged, describing the statement from the governor as hallmark of sincere leadership.
According to CAIDOV, “in reacting to the extension order of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states for another 14 days, we want to appeal to the federal and state governments to ensure that adequate relief materials are provided for the residents of the affected state for the lockdown to be effective. It will be exercise in futility if the people are not properly catered for, yet the governments expect compliance.
“Compliance will be difficult to get if the people are prevented from embarking on their daily activities where they eke their living. Government at this point in time, must be responsible and responsive, only a heartless government will lockdown its people for about a month without commensurate palliative measures in place. Ogun and Lagos Governors should ensure the people that are locked down are catered for”.
Finally, the organization appealed to the people to exercise patience and follow the directives being given by the government and the health experts in order to avoid the spread of the virus in the country.