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Hilda Dokubo Slams Buhari Over Lockdown Ease

Veteran Nollywood actress Hilda Dokubo has expressed her displeasure over the ease of lockdown announced by the Presidency.


In a four-minute Instagram video, Hilda made reference to the number of confirmed cases over the past five weeks since the lockdown began.


She also said that Nigeria has not been able to conduct COVID-19 tests like other countries.

Hilda Dokubo Slams Presidency Over Lockdown Ease While COV1D-19 Cases Increase

The actress stated that easing the lockdown will be putting the lives of Nigerians in danger.

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“Who exactly is lying to the president? Who?” she asked. “The president has announced the ease of the lockdown on the strength of a lie.

We’ve been locked down for 5 weeks, prior to the lockdown, they made us a commitment of testing a thousand five testings every day.”

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“Research findings are based on percentages, who is lying to the president? Because on the strength of a lie, he has approved the ease of movement .and he has also approved the increase of the number of people to be tested to 2500 if they could not accomplish 1500 then how are they able to achieve 2500 a day?.


Sometimes when I think of what people that sit in committees come up with, I wonder what runs in their veins. Blood or water? Because they react like people who don’t feel the pain of others. You have moved responsibility from yourself and hung it on the neck of the common masses, the same people that you are supposed to be protecting.”

“During the lockdown, a lot of the poor were on the streets..why? Because your palliatives did not get to them. They were out there struggling to see how they can feed off the food that you hoard at them.”

So the palliatives didn’t get to them, no one is empowered to carry out research so research is not going on and now, you are throwing people back into the streets.


the streets that you haven’t even fumigated, you haven’t even cleaned up but you have told us that this virus is airborne and can stay airborne for 8 hours.


I don’t understand. Do you even assume that everyone is stupid? Let us take for instance Lagos state.


With no traffic during the lockdown, they could not trace people who had contact with those who had tested positive for the virus.


So imagine now with traffic, how they will trace anyone and if someone needs help, how will the NCDC get to the person?.


Do we want to end up like Ghana who lifted their lockdown prematurely and ended up with all the casualties that they have? Can we handle that casualty? Someone is lying to the President and that person needs to stop”. She finished


President Muhammadu Buhari in a live broadcast on Monday 27th April revealed he has approved  “a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures”.

Hilda Dokubo Slams Presidency Over Lockdown Ease While COV1D-19 Cases Increase
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These measures include an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 pm. A ban on-essential inter-state passenger travel until further notice is also in place.


The President also approved a partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services and the use of face masks in public.


As at 11.00 pm on 1st May, a total of 238 COVID-19 cases was confirmed by the NCDC.


Meanwhile, the total number of the confirmed cases in the country is 2170, with Lagos state being highest with 1006.


Do these numbers mean Hilda Dokubo is right to say that the Presidency made a bad decision to ease the lockdown?.


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Charis Ebiaghian

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