Quiet Saturday in Lagos as Number of Covid-19 Cases Increase

28 Mar 2020

Hi Folks,

I can only ask how you are holding up at home since virtually everyone is held up in their apartments. I still go out daily to bring you updates from Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. It a quiet Saturday in Lagos.

Much has happened in Lagos in the past couple of days, from the streets to the seat of power. Laws are being passed to make people comply with the stay at home order by the government.

In the course of the week, the Lagos State Government introduced an economic stimulus package to help residents cushion the effects of our stay at home directive to stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu posted same via his Instagram handle.

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In a bid to reduce the burden of the temporary economic downturn on the vulnerable in the society, we are introducing an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our stay at home directive to stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has commenced the daily distribution of food packs to susceptible communities and households. The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, garri, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of the disease on our businesses and way of life. This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household, and the indigents who depend on daily wages to survive, would be given priority. We hope to ramp it up ASAP.

A post shared by Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) on

In another gist, President Muhammadu Buhari Friday applauded the generous interventions of affluent Nigerians such as Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Abdusalmad Rabiu, among others in the fight against COVID-19.

As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death. Do whatever you can to stay safe. Enjoy your weekend.


Ilupeju B