Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai declared the lockdown in a state broadcast at about the same time Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike announced the lockdown in a state broadcast.
According to El Rufai, civil servants from level 1 to 12 are to comply with the stay-at-home order for the next 30 days, effective from March 24.
According to him, the market would have a partial lockdown as only traders selling food and medicines are permitted to open their shops. Essential service providers in the health, security and emergency sector are also excluded from the lockdown.
He, however, noted that the government would not refrain from enforcing a total lockdown if the need arises.
El-Rufai thanked religious leaders, who had complied with the government’s directive against large gatherings and lamented that some had gone ahead to host large crowd in churches, mosques, weddings and other social activities.
The governor announced that security agencies had been directed to ensure compliance with the new directive.
Meanwhile, Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade Monday night declared that all entry points into the state by Land, Sea and air are hereby locked down stressing that access will only be by thorough screening regime. He also declared that LG elections scheduled for Saturday, March,28 remain suspended indefinitely.