FG Extends Lockdown

The Federal Government has extended the second phase of the ease of lockdown by another one week, Daily Times gathered.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday, July 27.

 

Speaking at the briefing of the PTF which held in Abuja, Mustapha said the PTF has reached advanced stages of the process.

Mustapha explained that the upcoming Sallah (Eid-El-Kabir) festivities which coincide with the expiration of the current phase was considered as one of the reasons for extending it,

”It would be prudent to extend by one week, from 29th July 2020 till Thursday 6th August 2020,” he said.

He also explained that the It has also considered that due to the upcoming Sallah (Eid-El-Kabir) festivities which coincide with the expiration of the current phase, it would be prudent to extend by one week, from 29th July 2020 till Thursday 6th August 2020.

“It has accordingly secured permission to retain the existing guidelines until that date,’’ he said.

The PTF chairman noted that the extension of phase two of the eased lockdown approved by the President Buhari  by another four weeks was due to expire on Wednesday.

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