Banks to open in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun from Monday
BANKS are set to begin commercial operations in Lagos and Ogun states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as plans by the Federal government to ease Lock-down.
He said the operation time is between 8am and 2pm.
The President had announced the “gradual easing” of the lockdowns in these states during his nationwide broadcast on Monday.He said the lockdown will continue until May 4 as night-time was imposed.
Nigeria has been under lockdown since March 29.
Dr. Aliyu said “Moving on from Monday, banks will open and they will operate normal services from 8am to 2pm.
That is six hours but there will be the usual restrictions would expect, for instance, self-distancing and the use of temperature monitors, hand hygiene, and making sure the capacities of banking halls are restricted so that people do not come together.”
Nigeria, Africa’s most-populous nation and largest economy, has reported 1,273 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 40 deaths.
In a televised address on Monday night, Mr Buhari acknowledged that the lockdowns in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun had “come at a very heavy economic cost” since they began on 30 March.
“Many of our citizens have lost their means of livelihood. Many businesses have shut down,” he said.
He added: “No country can afford the full impact of a sustained lockdown while awaiting the development of vaccines.”
The president said there would therefore be a “phased and gradual easing” of these lockdown next Monday to allow some economic activities to resume.