Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has taken to social media to lament about the COVID-19 restriction rules in Lagos State. According to the actress, she is running into debt due to the situation.
The actress took to Instagram to share a video where she talked about the COVID-19 restrictions and how it has pushed her into debt.
In the video, the actress said many clubs and restaurant owners are closing down, and it is affecting lives of many families because of low patronage. She also called out the governor to address the 12 am – 4 am curfew in the state, deeming it unnecessary. The actress questioned the reason for the curfew and asked if COVID-19 moves in the mid-night.
According to Iyabo Ojo, some police officers have also taken advantage of the situation to collect bribe from people who want to pass within the curfew period.
She wrote: @jidesanwoolu please sir, can you kindly address this 12am – 4am curfew is there still curfew in Lagos & why? is it that corona virus moves between 12am – 4am or is there another reason why? please I’m asking on behalf of all lounge, bar and club owners in Lagos, we are running into serious debt & loss, alot of us are closing down & it’s affecting lives & family, we need answers 😢 muhammadubuhari @profosinbajo The @policenglagos @nigeriapoliceforce are also using this 12am – 4am as an opportunity to collect bribe from us, it’s alarming that one cannot move freely in Lagos state once it’s 12am ….. the police are always @ lekki 2nd roundabout blocking us & collecting birbe before we can pass, I run a lounge, bar & restaurant so I go home late everyday & I have to bribe them to pass, when dey no be tollgate……. it’s really getting annoying & irritating, please kindly address this, thank you
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