The Kaduna State government on Wednesday announced that the state was relaxing the total lockdown in the state from 3pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to 12 midnight, Thursday, April 2, 2020, saying it is to enable people stock up on food and other essentials.
Owing to the increasing cases of the COVID-19 infections in the country of which Kaduna accounts for three out of the country’s 151 as at the time of filing this report, the state had been on a lockdown since Thursday, March 26, 2020
But in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon,Governor Nasir el-Rufai said: “The Kaduna State Government has decided to temporarily relax the restriction of movement, from 3pm today to 12 midnight, tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd April 2020. This is to enable people to stock up on food and other essentials.”
He added without giving details that “subsequently, the restriction of movement will be lifted every Tuesday and Wednesday.”
A statement released by the deputy governor, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, later clarified the dates. See statement below:
El-Rufai is one of the high profile Nigerians, and one of the three Nigerian governors who have tested positive to the COVID-19. Others as Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.