The Lagos State Government has subjected its proposed lockdown to a vote on social media. . According to the state gover

The Lagos State Government has subjected its proposed lockdown to a vote on social media.
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According to the state government, the decision was informed by the disregard for social distancing and other guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and health experts.
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In a tweet on Tuesday, the state government wrote, “Considering the level of compliance with government’s directives on limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos State, should the state government impose another lockdown or not?”
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The government asked residents to vote yes, no or neutral.
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As of 12pm on Wednesday, over 53,000 votes had been cast.
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About 51.4 per cent of respondents asked the state government to issue a fresh lockdown order while 37.2 votes against it. The remaining 11.5 per cent of the responders were indifferent.
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The state government had recently threatened to issue a fresh lockdown after videos emerged of how residents were not adhering to the health guidelines.
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Bank customers were seen gathered at entrances, struggling to make their way into premises in contravention of the social distancing advice.
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It was the same at several bus stops where stranded passengers gathered in their numbers.
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Lagos State accounts for over 50 per cent of infections nationwide with nearly 2,000 persons testing positive as of Wednesday.
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Some Twitter users, however, faulted the strategy of the state government, insisting that health issues should not be subjected to a vote.
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Awesu Samuel tweeted, “Why should the government place a voting strategy to decide lockdown? Anyway the answer is simple. Because the government can’t afford what it takes to lockdown its economy. It can’t provide for its citizens precisely.”
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“Most people on Twitter can afford another lockdown. Those that definitely can’t are not here,” wumifab tweeted.
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Popular broadcaster, Jimi Disu, also criticised the government’s approach, saying, “I am amazed, indeed embarrassed at this tweet. Someone must be playing a prank. This is a serious decision to be made being trivialised.”
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The Lagos State Government has subjected its proposed lockdown to a vote on social media.
.
According to the state government, the decision was informed by the disregard for social distancing and other guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and health experts.
.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the state government wrote, “Considering the level of compliance with government’s directives on limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos State, should the state government impose another lockdown or not?”
.
The government asked residents to vote yes, no or neutral.
.
As of 12pm on Wednesday, over 53,000 votes had been cast.
.
About 51.4 per cent of respondents asked the state government to issue a fresh lockdown order while 37.2 votes against it. The remaining 11.5 per cent of the responders were indifferent.
.
The state government had recently threatened to issue a fresh lockdown after videos emerged of how residents were not adhering to the health guidelines.
.
Bank customers were seen gathered at entrances, struggling to make their way into premises in contravention of the social distancing advice.
.
It was the same at several bus stops where stranded passengers gathered in their numbers.
.
Lagos State accounts for over 50 per cent of infections nationwide with nearly 2,000 persons testing positive as of Wednesday.
.
Some Twitter users, however, faulted the strategy of the state government, insisting that health issues should not be subjected to a vote.
.
Awesu Samuel tweeted, “Why should the government place a voting strategy to decide lockdown? Anyway the answer is simple. Because the government can’t afford what it takes to lockdown its economy. It can’t provide for its citizens precisely.”
.
“Most people on Twitter can afford another lockdown. Those that definitely can’t are not here,” wumifab tweeted.
.
Popular broadcaster, Jimi Disu, also criticised the government’s approach, saying, “I am amazed, indeed embarrassed at this tweet. Someone must be playing a prank. This is a serious decision to be made being trivialised.”

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