President Mohammadu Buhari has announced the extension of the ‘gradual ease of lockdown’ by two weeks.
The president on April 27 issued a ‘gradual ease of lockdown’ in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States. Today, the Federal Government has now extended the lockdown for another two weeks to further monitor the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said in spite of the modest progress made, Nigeria was not yet ready for full opening of the economy “and tough decisions have to be taken for the good of the greater majority.”
He said, “Any relaxation will only portend grave danger for our populace.
“Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued.
“The two weeks extension of Phase One of the eased restriction is also to enable other segments of the economy to prepare adequately for compliance with the guidelines, preparatory to reopening in the coming weeks.”
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