A twitter user, one Nnamdi Uzoukwu, has called on the Nigerian government to evacuate him to Lagos because he has been locked up in Abia state for over six weeks.
He said he has spent all his money and he cannot afford to transport himself back to his base, being Lagos, where he has been over the years.
Uzoukwu’s plea is not unconnected with the evacuation of Nigerians from Dubai in the United Arabs Emirate and others who were brought from other countries to Nigeria.
He is not happy that the Nigerian government is evacuating people from other countries of the world to Nigeria but has not evacuated Nigerians who are locked up in some states of the nation.
The lock up in the states is actually caused by the federal government pronouncement of national lockdown banning interstate travels from one state to the other.
The lockdown is aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus pandemic and preserve people’s lives. As it is now, the interstate lock down has not had a date of relaxation so as to allow people travel from one state to the other.
But despite the interstate travel restriction and the lockdown, many people are still seen traveling from one state to the other. Reports say they pay their ways through the security apparatus. Hence they find their way to other states without restriction.