Residents of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday expressed worry of complete lock down prone to be applied by the federal government at ranges to forestall and comprise unfold of corona virus (Covid-19).
The residents, nonetheless lauded the Federal Government for closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, efficient from March 21.
The residents additionally lauded the Federal Government for closing down NYSC camps, main colleges and better establishments as a way to forestall and comprise unfold of the virus.
Malam Aminu Bello, a dealer and a resident of Tudun Wada, Kaduna, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He mentioned that the Government’s choices for locking down some establishments of the state was an excellent one however shouldn’t implement complete lock down.
“If the federal government implements complete lock down measures towards containing corona virus, then lots of people will die of starvation as an alternative of the virus being tackled by different means, he mentioned.
“The petty merchants solely get cash to feed our households once we go to market day by day, we don’t inventory pile meals at dwelling, if the federal government ought to implement the overall lock down.
” This would certainly make us die of starvation”, Bello mentioned.
He urged the federal government to implement restrictions on interstate motion of individuals as an alternative choice to the foreseen measures of complete lock down.
Another resident, Ibrahim Mu’azu, a civil servant, who resides in Zaria, mentioned that with the present hardship and sufferings even earlier than the approaching of covid19, complete lockdown would worsen the scenario.
“Some folks didn’t save something or put together for any curfew or lockdown and a few should go and supply for what to cater for his or her households on day by day foundation, he mentioned .
However, Mailafiya, a pharmacist at Sabo, Kaduna, nonetheless mentioned that the overall lock down can be an efficient and stringent measure to curtail and comprise the unfold of the virus.
“Nigeria ought to have been locked down lengthy prior to now, if superior international locations with all of the medical experience can be locked jdown, why not Nigeria?, he mentioned.
Also talking to NAN, Jarma Ibrahim, a butcher who resides at Unguan Mu’azu, kaduna, mentioned that with the day by day improve of the variety of folks contaminated with the virus, Nigeria can be locked down finally.
“In the case of large unfold of the virus in Nigeria, complete lock down is just not advisable as a result of bigger proportion of our inhabitants don’t inventory meals of their shops.
“The Government ought to implement strict measures and legal guidelines to forestall and comprise the virus that if one is discovered violating them, she or he needs to be handled severely, he mentioned.
“However, if complete lock down comes into play,it’s going to result in enterprise closure which can finally result in starvation, worry, panic, hysteria hand. irrational choices, he added.
“There can be very excessive improve of crime charges, looting and daylight theft will change into the order of the day, Ibrahim mentioned.
Emmanuel Nmadu, a resident of Narayi Highcost in Kaduna, in his personal opinion, mentioned “complete lockdown can be very harmful to our demography, we aren’t ready for such sorts of emergencies, he mentioned.
“People should be sensitised repeatedly through all means possible on the dangers involved in attending social gatherings in this trial time”, Nmadu mentioned.