The Senate on Sunday backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown of Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun states over the coronavirus pandemic. Senate backs Buhari.
The president, in a nationwide broadcast, said the decision was taken based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
It was, however, unclear if the president consulted the National Assembly before shutting down states.
However, Senate spokesman Godiya Akwashiki said the President must have obtained legal advice before acting. Senate backs Buhari.
Akwashiki said: “Lagos has been locked down partially since a few days ago. It is not something to worry about. They should allow leaders to make decisions, especially in this type of crisis situation that we are faced with. I want to believe that the President must have consulted well.
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