Some couples in Jos, Plateau, have expressed what they liked most about the COVID-19 lockdown.
Some of the couples, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos, said that if it were possible to have a lockdown without a pandemic, it would help build healthy family relationships.
Mrs Patience Davis, a mother of two and a restaurateur, said the lockdown gave her and her husband an enabling environment to sort out pressing issues in the family.
“I have told my husband to increase the house-keeping money but he wouldn’t budge.
“But he did in the month of May when he escorted me to the market,’’ Davis said.
Mr Brown Kelechi and his wife, Ego, said that the lockdown taught them how to live as retirees, as they have both had a foretaste of it and were prepared better now to face it.
Mr and Mrs Bold Kehinde said that the lockdown taught them tolerance in a different light.
“We have been getting on each other’s nerve and constantly arguing about trivial things.
“But during the lockdown, we mended all walls,’’ they said.
Mr and Mrs John Popoola said they had been putting in extra effort to direct the path of their teenage son, adding that during the lockdown, they plunged into the teenager’s world and made a huge success.
“We couldn’t understand why the boy was isolating himself but we later discovered what the problem was and dealt with it,’’ the Popoolas said.
Mr and Mrs Ibrahim said that the lockdown gave them the opportunity to give priority to family and relate closely like never before.
They also said that the period helped in adding flavour to their relationship.