Nasarawa residents defy shutdown, return to businesses


Already fed up with the total curfew imposed by the Federal Government on Abuja to contain the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19), residents of Karu Council in Nasarawa State today trooped out to various locations in Abuja, their main source of livelihood.

Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists took advantage of the situation to make brisk business, while security operatives who mounted checkpoints at the boundary between Nasarawa and the FCT watched helplessly.

Nevertheless, the security personnel were sighted making efforts to ensure that motorists heading to and from the FCT complied with the preventive measures put in place to check the spread of COVID-19.

Similar scenario is also seen in lafia the state capital where business owners were seen operating on a half open method where they hang around their business premises waiting for customers.

According to a businessman who spoke on the condition of anonymity to our correspondence, said that they’re fed up with the state of things in the capital, though government has given order for lockdown but couldn’t provide enough parliatives to caution the effect of the lockdown hence man must survive, that’s why he and others had to look for what to feed their families with. He said that they are optimistic that the government will relax the lockdown order in few days to come.

Most businesses where still closed except those who deal on edibles and pharmaceuticals.

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