The Ogun state authorities has banned its residents working within the state of Lagos from going to work.
The ban is a part of numerous measures taken by Governor Dapo Abiodun as Ogun State regularly relaxes the closure brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a: assertion: launched by the federal government and seen by Allnews, the Ogun State Authorities has mentioned that any employee who lived in its territory however works in different states, together with Lagos, will not be allowed to depart the State because the ban interstate journey continues to be efficient.
Allnews had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari lifted the lockdown throughout a nationwide broadcast final week, saying the restriction on the transfer might be relaxed from Could 4, 2020, to revive Nigeria’s financial system. Nigeria had gone right into a month of closure, in an try and cease the virus from additional spreading. Nigeria at present has 2388 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances.
The ban additionally prevents staff from touring to Ogun State after the tip of labor, “There’s a whole ban on interstate journey (outdoors of Ogun) .If you happen to work in Lagos or every other state, however dwell within the Ogun State, you aren’t allowed to go to Lagos or every other state and return to Ogun. ”
Lagos staff condemn Ban:
There are a number of Lagos staff residing in Ogun State. Failure to renew after the yeast has closed might value you the job. As well as, the blockchain has affected many staff and the self-employed financially.
Talking to a Lagos employee, Daniel Idowu, who resides in Ogun State, advised Allnews that the ban was not effectively thought out, as many staff are already struggling to feed their households, “In the course of the blockade, the supply of earnings of many staff has been suspended.
“The one method to feed our household is to go to work as a result of firms will not pay their workers who have not labored. The governor’s wage is a month-to-month pay, so we have now to depart to go and earn ours.”
One other Ogun State resident working in Lagos, Rosemary Chibuzor, advised Allnews: “When work goes on strike, the federal government is at all times fast to threaten that no work, no wages, so the federal government expects our employers to pay our wage with out going to work? “
In the meantime, Kayode Obafemi mentioned he understands that the Ogun State Authorities is making an attempt to guard its inhabitants and the State, “however they (the federal government) have to consider why firms in Lagos Statistics can determine to put off staff and make use of these dwelling within the state to do their job. ”
Prohibition of criticism monitoring on Twitter:
The announcement was not effectively acquired by many Nigerians on the social media platform, Twitter. They complained that the ban will have an effect on their livelihood. The ban has been broadly criticized as a result of there are various Lagos staff residing in Ogun State.
Whereas reacting to the ban on Twitter, Jegede Tosin, mentioned: that, “Everyone knows that almost all of individuals dwelling in Ogun border nearer to Lagos, really work in Lagos. Will probably be unhealthy to deprive these individuals of their day by day bread because the authorities desires to loosen the blockade.”
One other Twitter person, Wale Sanusi, he mentioned:, “This simply confirmed that this Authorities is broke and would not have good advisers … once they had been an ‘alleged’ theft case, What did you do ?? you who’re within the authorities home are simply right here and also you assume everybody are they alright ???? let’s have a look at if individuals can plant them on Monday. “
Onuoha Onuoha additionally: complained: concerning the impression of the ban, “So individuals dwelling in Akute-Alagbole, the place there isn’t a presence of the Ogun state authorities, no Well being Middle, No administrative workplace, no public models ought to lose the their work and enterprise as a result of they dwell within the border city, your assertion is nothing that places injustice to the human race. ”
Oladejo Taiwo: he mentioned: the State Authorities will not be life like with the ban, “For this explicit quantity 18, you persons are not life like and human. Persons are already left to maintain themselves protected, so why not make them go to work as and if they’ve been used to “
In the meantime, others suggested that the choice must be reviewed bearing in mind the variety of staff and households who can be affected. It was additionally instructed that Ogun and Lagos State ought to collaborate and set up a COVID-19 take a look at checkpoint at their borders.