COVID-19: FG Declares Four Weeks Borders Closure To Curb Human Traffic
The Federal Government has declared total closure of the nation’s land borders for four weeks to curb the movement of human traffic.
The 4 weeks border closure takes effect from 23rd March, 2020.
Recall that all land borders experienced
partial closure last year.
According to a statement based on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of weekly Federal Executive Council meetings until further notice and also
postponed meeting of Council of State scheduled for Thur 26 March, 2020.
The statement also disclosed that” In order to protect Federal Civil and Public Servants, a circular to be issued by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) shall direct on actions to be taken immediately;”
“If and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed;
“The Nigeria Government is at the highest level, engaging with State Governors in order to ensure a collaborative and effective response to COVID19.
It noted that all Abuja and Lagos residents are strongly advised to stay at home, avoid mass congregation of any kind as well as non-essential outings, until further advice is given.
The statement further assured Nigerians of the concern of President Buhari and his determination to mobilize all resources to backup this national response.
However, this commitment should be reciprocated by all citizens by respecting the advisory and obeying measures put in place to curtail the spread of COVID19.
“The Presidential Task Force shall be updating Nigerians from time to time as the need arises.