The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has on Tuesday, said that it has met with the Security Chiefs in the country, regarding the review of the protocols for implementing the 14-day lockdown in Lagos State, Ogun State, and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The Chairman of the Task Force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, who spoke during a live Presidential Task Force briefing on Covid-19, in Abuja, on Tuesday, reiterated that the lockdown is for the benefit of the country and her citizens.
Mustapha said: “The Presidential Task Force has met with the Security Chiefs, to smoothen rough edges of implementation within the first day of implementation, and we are working on issuing an appropriate restriction protocol and exemption guidelines, which will guide the subsequent days of restrictions.
“Initial feedback is that there is substantial compliance, but however, there are violations of those restrictions by citizens that we desire to protect. Let me emphasise that the decision to lockdown, is to prevent community spread, which might be dangerous to manage.
“It can only be done by Nigerians and for Nigerians. So, we use this medium to implore our people and plead with them to please respect and honour restrictions that have been imposed, for the good of our people and nation.”