By JIDAUNA DARING & EZEKIEL DONTINNA, Bassa, Jos Nort, Jos South
IN a bid to stem the spread of the deadly corona virus pandemic, the residents of Jos North, Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State have continued to comply with the total lockdown directive given by the state government.
SUNDAY STANDARD reports that the phase four lockdown directive which commenced last Tuesday midnight to Thursday was made known to citizens by Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State in Jos.
Governor Lalong shortly after his state broadcast to the citizens also later announced that last Monday was a lockdown free day, so as to allow workers to carry out their bank transactions because of May Day public holiday which was requested by the labour union in the state.
Our correspondents who went round reports that the lockdown witnessed a total compliance, especially in the places visited saying that shops both in the markets and residential areas were under lock and key.
Some of the residents who spoke with our correspondents commended the Plateau State government for the effort made since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria, saying that the lockdown directive for is their own good as citizens adding that safety for one is safety for all.
According to them, government should also review the window period currently used for the total lockdown from four days to three days, so that people could have some good reasonable days to carry out their business transactions and other activities.
Our reporters revealed that the vehicles plying the roads were those on essential duties with security marring the roads.
Some of the places visited by our correspondents include, Rukuba road, Agigi, Jebbu Bassa, Dong Rantya Lowcost, Gufwan, Miango junction, Dadin-Kowa, Sabon Barki, Bukuru Lowcost and Bukuru Express among others.