Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, are expected to be on lockdown on Monday 30 to check the spread of the coronavirus.
The move, according to the federal government, was made to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come in contact with confirmed cases.
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the shut down last night in a broadcast to the nation.
As at the time of filing this report, there were 111 cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
“All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed.
“All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.
”Movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended. Special permits will be issued on a needs basis,” he stated.