In a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated that not government intentionally imposes tough measures on its citizens.
“No government would intentionally impose these tough and demanding measures on its citizens if it had a choice,” he said.
He asked Nigerians whose businesses and means of livelihoods were badly affected by the prolonged lockdown measures for their understanding and cooperation.
Buhari revealed that the lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary because they would be reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on Nigerians.
He called on wealthy Nigerians with means to continue helping their neighbours and the less well-to-do.
The President prayed to Allah to ease the hardship among the people as they struggle hard to flatten the curve.