Beginning of the Lockdown Ease in Nigeria


As federal government Muhammadu Buhari annauce the easing of the going Lockdown in Nigeria most especially the three most affected state Lagos Abuja and Ogun. 

Based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Address, the sector specific guidelines issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Head of Service of the Federation as well as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on the phased easing of the Lockdown.

An overnight curfew will be applicable in the three state from 8:00pm till 6:00 am, effective from Monday, 4th May 2020, all civil servants on Grade level 14 and above are to report for work 3 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 8am and 2pm.

All officers on essential duties are to carry on with their assigned responsibilities, and workers are to maintain safe distancing protocols of at least 2 meters and wear face masks at all times.

Temperature checks and hand sanitizing protocols should be strictly adhered to at all entry points and access to offices tightly controlled.

All schools remain closed until further notice. Schools are not permitted to commence third term operations in any form until directed otherwise by the relevant authorities.

however, school are encouraged to continue with e-learning and virtual teachings.

 Use of face masks by residents in all public places is mandatory, all business owners and government institutions are hereby directed to de-contaminate their premises, prior to re-opening.

The security agencies have been mandated to arrest and prosecute anyone found to be contravening any of these guidelines through the mobile courts.

The Honourable Minister reminded residents that COVID-19 is a very serious ailment that can be fatal and there was the need for residents to follow all laid down health protocols.

We must do all we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 so we must all take responsibility and do what is necessary to remain safe.

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