President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, to lock down Nigeria for two months in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
Sagay condemned the non-compliance of Nigerians to safety measures as the federal government eased the lockdown.
He noted that he saw many Nigerians without face masks and not practicing social distancing despite increasing rate of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
According to him, Nigerians are the most undisciplined in the world, he charged Buhari to instruct military men to patrol the streets and arrest anyone found except essential workers.
Speaking with Independent, he said “Nigerians are the most undisciplined people on earth. I went out after six weeks today and inspite of all that have been said,I saw them in their thousands without wearing masks.”
“Out of the 50 carrying masks, 25 percent had it on their necks instead of their faces. Only about 25 percent were wearing the masks properly.”
“Buses were filled, people were in crowds and they were just behaving as if everything is normal, as if there is no COVID-19 pandemic in the country.”
“Nigeria needs a very strong hand, that needs authoritarian leadership for so many things to succeed. If I were the President, I will close down this country for two months and put armed men on the streets to arrest and detain anybody who is found outside except essential workers.”
“Unless we have a government that decides to use power and authority without any constraint, we won’t achieve any result because Nigerians are indisciplined.”
“With the way Nigerians are behaving, we may have to be quarantined for like two months by force. Aside the lockdown, we should have security men patrolling the streets and inflicting the worst type of punishment on anybody who violates the directive,” Sagay added.