Coronavirus: FG speaks on possible lockdown extension after 14 days
The federal government has hinted that it may extend the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country. NOTV Blog reports that this emerged a few days to the end of the current 14 days of coronavirus lockdown.
It is gathered that the chairman of the task force and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, that with what is happening in other countries, it could be easily deduced what the decision of the president would be on the lockdown.
Mustapha said the team had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the assessment of the nation’s response so far, adding that more evaluation of the process continues. Coronavirus: Osinbajo speaks out after meeting with Buhari on economy He said the president would be given more briefings to inform his decision on whether to extend the lockdown or not.
The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, during a presidential briefing on coronavirus.
The SGF also reiterated his call on state governments not to relax the containment protocols earlier put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. Mustapha dismissed reports suggesting that he was not aware of the poor state of Nigeria’s health infrastructure, saying he was quoted out of context.
Giving an inkling as to the likelihood of the extension, the SGF said with happening on the global scene, one could deduce what the president’s decision would be.
He said: “The presidential task-force, a small committee of us, this afternoon had the privilege of further briefing Mr President on the assessment of our response to COVID-19 and at the appropriate moment we will continue to adequately inform Nigerians of the government decision.
“As reported to you earlier in the week, our evaluation of the impact of the restriction order continues. The presidential task force on COVID-19 will appropriately brief Mr President shortly and Nigerians will be adequately informed of the decision of the government.