President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following recommendations of the Presidential Task Force to seek the way forward for the federal Government in the face of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

President Buhari

i. Suspension of weekly Federal Executive Council meetings until further notice

ii. Postponement of meeting of Council of State scheduled for Thursday, 26 March, 2020

iii. All land borders that have been hitherto under partial closure shall now be closed to human traffic for 4 weeks with effect from. 23rd March, 2020

iv. In order to protect Federal Civil and Public Servants, a circular to be issued by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) shall direct on actions to be taken immediately;

v. If and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed;

vi. Nigeria government is at the highest level, engaging with State Governors in order to ensure a collaborative and effective response to #COVID19

vii. .All Abuja and Lagos residents are strongly advised to stay at home, avoid mass congregation of any kind as well as non-essential outings, until further advice is given.

#PTFCOVID19 assures all Nigerians of the concern of President Buhari and his determination to mobilize all resources to backup this national response.

However, this commitment should be reciprocated by all citizens by respecting the advisory and obeying measures put in place to curtail the spread of #COVID19.

The Presidential Task Force #PTFCOVID19 shall be updating Nigerians from time to time as the need arises.

- By our Reporter.

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