CUPP said the lockdown extension without putting adequate palliatives for Nigerians was “insensitive.”
Spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere warned that the extension could lead to hunger and social unrest.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Ugochinyere wrote: “Opposition Coalition (CUPP) describes President Buhari’s extension of the lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun for another 14 days without putting in Place a sustainable, robust and far-reaching palliative to reduce the sufferings of Nigerians as insensitive and a recipe for hunger-induced Social Unrest.”
The aim of the lockdown was to further contain the spread of Coronavirus across the country.
During his address, Buhari, however, revealed that his government will support an additional one million families, thereby raising the palliative register to 3.5m Nigerians.
SOURCE: Daily Post