LATEST UPDATE: President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to stay at home, adding that restriction of movement in some states and Federal Capital Territory will continue indefinitely
We realise that today there will be sons and daughters unable to visit their parents, and elders that are isolated from young ones. And there will be those who live day-to-day, eating as they earn, who face real and present suffering he added.
The President Buhari administration is making plans to extends the cessation order in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory.
As of today, Nigeria had 305 COVID-19 cases with 17 fresh cases.
Speaking at the media briefing, Mustapha said, “The decision on whether to extend the lockdown or not is exclusively the decision or responsibility of the President Buhari. Ours (the PTF) is to provide him with first-hand information that would inform that decision. So, I cannot speculate on that now.
But looking at what is happening, Lagos and FCT has the highest number of cases across the nation.
It is not only the information that comes from the Presidential Task Force that would inform him decision.
There are other sources of information that come to him as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President Buhari would consider all of them in arriving at a decision but let us keep our finger cross lock-down might be extended by one-week then citizens will force to wear face mask he added.