The  Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced the extension of  lockdown in the state for another one week till Sunday May 24th .

Abiodun disclosed this during a press conference held at his Okemosan office in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Our correspondent  reports that the extension of the lockdown in the state will be the third time since the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory.

Governor Abiodun explained that he was constrained to extend the current lockdown because of the increase in community transmission of Coronavirus and Ogun resident's refusal to obey government directives to stem the tide of the virus. 

He hinted that the increase in community transmission and poor compliance with lockdown measures, are constrained to retain the current ease of lockdown. 

The Governor explained that people will be allowed to come out for essential business activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 7am and 5pm. 

Abiodun expressed dissatisfaction that Ogun residents are not cooperating with government as he accused them of flouting all rules and regulations. 

He regretted that people still come out of their houses without face masks, while accusing commercial drivers, tricycle and motorcycle operators of carrying beyond the required number of passenger.

Abiodun worried that some drivers are in the habit of giving out face masks to their passengers, saying they collect same back when the passengers alight from their vehicles.