Soulful singer, Emma Nyra has expressed her thoughts on the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown directive in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States .
TheNewsGuru recalls that President Buhari on Monday extended the lockdown he ordered for another one week.
He said: “In line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020.
“However, this will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors”.
Reacting to the extension, Emma Nyra who recently welcomed twins said the lockdown has affected the livelihood of Nigerians, adding that a continuation will crush them.
Nyra made this known in an Instagram Live chat with media personality, Theo Olele.
“You cannot tell someone to stay at home when they don’t have access to food.I think because of how bad it affects people especially the people who sell their produce fresh, continuing a lockdown will completely crush them.
“For me, as long as people are observing social distancing, nothing wrong in easing the lockdown. Who is going to help such people when everything collapses? If the people become desperate, it could result into so much more problem.I hope Nigeria recovers from the economic damage of the lockdown”.