President Muhammadu Buhari who is the commander in chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, made a broadcast on the democracy day approving the ease of lock down. Before then, president Muhammad Buhari in conjunction with the federal government has vested powers on the state governments to decide when to lift lockdown in their various states. For instance, restrictions on churches and mosques have been lifted by the federal government yet some states like Lagos didn't agree to the decision of federal government due to the persistence increase in the number of affected persons in their state.
Looking at this, some state governors have decided to impose another lockdown in their states, irrespective of the fact that the federal government had officially relaxed lockdown in the recent democracy day.
The governor of Rivers State by name Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has imposed a total lockdown of Bonny Local Government Area and Onne Community in Eleme Local Government Areas with effect from Sunday, June 21, 2020 to check the spread of coronavirus in the State.
Residents of the State to prepare for statewide lockdown if infections continue to increase unabated.
Consequently, all residents of Bonny Local Government and Onne community, except those on essential services and duly exempted must stay at home.
"Pursuant to the fundamental objective of stopping the spread of coronavirus, we have reviewed the situation in Bonny Island and Onne Communities and come to the conclusion that a total lockdown is necessary at this time to shut down the continuing spread of the virus in these communities.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) have announced 661 new cases of Coronavirus in the country on Saturday,20th of June.