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BREAKING: Lagosians defy Buhari’s order, hit the street

Barely 12 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the extension of the lock down over coronavirus, Lagosian poured into the street early on Tuesday to attend to their various businesses.

Transporters were seen at major bus stop calling for passengers and many workers, particularly private workers were trying to access their places or work.

At the popular Jakande Gate bus stop on Egbe Road, in the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, the place was a beehive of activities as touts and transporters continued their normal businesses despite the lock down.

Commercial motorcyclists and tricycles were also seen collecting passengers and moving to their destination at Five Star bus stop area and Cele Express  respectively.

Road side food vendors were also not left out in the rush to make quick money and put food on the table for their loved ones at home.

Private organisations hired huge buses to convey their worker to their work place despite the directive that only essential workers are allowed to be on the road.

Most of the huge buses place inscriptions in front of their vehicle announcing that they are from either one organisation or the other.

Sitting arrangements inside the vehicles it was gathered violate the physical distancing law, as most of the buses seen were filled to the brim with passengers.

Most people who spoke to newsreportersng.com said they are not ready to die of hunger while trying to prevent the coronavirus disease from reaching them.

Similarly at Cele Bus-stop area, the story was the same as many persons were seen at the bus stop waiting for vehicle to convey them to their places of work.

They said that they cannot abide by the president’s directive, especially in consideration of the fact that they need to feed their families and the government stimulus is not reaching them.

Policemen who originally placed barricades on the road and mounted checks in front of the Ejigbo LCDA and other areas have dismantled the road blocks and abandoned the area.

Details soon…

 

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