Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: The presidential task force/President is coordinating the implementation of this decision.
Overview: Cessation of movements in Lagos, Ogun and FCT. The intervention was targeted at Citizens of Nigeria, Offices, Businesses, commercial and private aircrafts. The effect was to limit the spread of and announcement was made by the president on the 29th of March, 2020.
Full details here: https://punchng.com/buhari-locks-down-lagos-ogun-abuja-cases-reach-111/
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The President said the majority of the cases in the country were concentrated in Lagos and the FCT or came from persons who passed through the two cities. In the case of Ogun, he said its proximity to Lagos, necessitated that it should also be locked down to control movements. He explained that the decision was taken based on the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, to enable the government to effectively contain further spread of the infection.