As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares for his Monday, May 18 nationwide broadcast, Nigerians should expect new directives as the movement restriction put in place to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus ends on Sunday, May 17.
This much was revealed by Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Shortly after Mustapha led members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting was to brief the president on the PTF’s activities in the fight against the global pandemic. Mr. Mustapha, who chairs the PTF, said it is already 13 days since the president announced the gradual easing of the lockdown.
He said new processes should be expected as the country is in for the long haul.
“We have supplied him (President Buhari) with all the materials that is required to look at the issues. Because we are in for the long haul.
”But remember on the 27th of April, he addressed the nation and in place the easing down of the lockdown effective from the 4th of May.
”From the 4th of May to date is about 13 days, tomorrow we should expect new processes to be put in place,” Mr. Mustapha said.
President Buhari had on April 27 announced the gradual easing of a five week lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun state. The lockdown was eased to a nationwide night curfew between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., from May 4 to May 17.