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Relax Lock-down, Endorse Partial Restrictions NGF Implores Buhari.



Relax Lockdown, Endorse Partial Restrictions NGF Implores buhari. The second lockdown imposed on Three states- Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by President Muhammadu buhari to help reduce the spread of COVID19 in Nigeria comes to an end on Monday midnight. This makes the Nigeria Governors Forum ( NGF) request that the lockdown be reduced patient with fewer restrictions.

The NGF requested for, subject to the president’s approval, internal free movement in all the states, but with restrictions on large gatherings in a letter dated April 24, 2020, and addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

Another request by the Governors into the next lockdown pronouncements are “Inter-state lockdown, excluding movement of essential supplies- food, beverages, medical and pharmaceutical, petroleum supplies and agricultural products; internal free movement but with restrictions on large gatherings and assemblies; overnight curfews; lockdown of flights; and compulsory use of face masks/coverings in the public.”

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Chairman of the NGF signedd the letter, and said its position was a follow up to a teleconference meeting with the Vice President on 22nd April 2020.


The NGF added: “Recall at the meeting it was agreed that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) articulates the issues that it would want to be included in the next Presidential Pronouncement on COVID-19 so as to have a Uniform and coordinated Policy on COVID-19 at both the national and sub-national levels.”

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