President Muhammadu Buhari announced to Nigerians on Sunday the 29th of March that there was going to be a total cessation of movement in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja and Ogun State.
The lockdown is the federal government of Nigeria’s move to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
As at Sunday when the announcements were made by the president, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 111 cases of COVID-19 recording just one death.
As expected, many Nigerians have had different reactions to the announcement by the president with many people calling for an economic stimulus package that will enable people that had to work daily to feed themselves and their families take care of themselves. Other people have commended the federal government’s move as a positive move.
More than that, Nigerians have now asked telcos to step up to the plate and reduce the price of data in the country that has been referred to as astronomical in many quarters.
Below are some of the tweets:
We don’t want “double data” nonsense.
Same thing they do with double credit and increase the call rates and before you know it’s your credit is gone.
Simply reduce the cost of dat, show Nigerians that you’re in solidarity with them this trying period.#CutDataPrices
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) March 30, 2020
We don't want "double data" nonsense.
Same thing they do with double credit and increase the call rates and before you know it's your credit is gone.
Simply reduce the cost of dat, show Nigerians that you're in solidarity with them this trying period.#CutDataPrices
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) March 30, 2020
— Di Eddie👑🔱 (@AsuDelphine) March 30, 2020
When this report was published, none of the telcos have responded to the yearnings of Nigerians. The four major telcos in Nigeria are MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, 9mobile and Globacom Nigeria.