Lockdown: Lagosians speak from home
By Guardian Exclusive
03 April 2020 | 5:57 pm
The 14-day lockdown of Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja as directed by President Mohammadu Buhari began on Monday 30th March, 2020, and while some find it easy to stay at home, others aren’t. Here is a video showing how some Lagosian feel about it. Your safety is paramount, help keep the health workers safe by staying at home.
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Kunle Adeyanju rode for 12,000 kilometres and through 13 countries to raise funds for eliminating polio. He also spent time sensitizing communities along the way from London to Lagos about the disease. GuardianTV sat with the rider to discuss how the long journey went through.
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