The act making the Covid-19 Regulations 2020 a law has been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The signing is “In exercise of the power conferred on him by sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (Cap 2.2 LFN 2004) and all other powers enabling him in that behalf”.

President Buhari therefore on Monday signed the Covid-19 regulations 2020 which declared the Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease.

File copy of Buhari signing the minimum wage bill into law.

According to his Spokesman, Femi Adesina: “Regulations effective March 30, 2020 also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country.

“In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, exemption is granted financial system and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the system in light operations during the pendency of these regulations.

The act had suspended movements in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State which reports say the Police had started enforcing by closing up the famous Lagos – Ibadan Express road.

- Eniola Olatunji.

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