FG Orders Closure Of All Nigeria’s Land Borders To Curb Coronavirus Spread

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The Federal Government has ordered total closure of land borders, suspension of Federal Executive Meetings and the postponement of the meeting of the Council of State ​​​scheduled for Thursday, March 26.

Presidential aide, Bashit Ahmad revealed on Twitter that Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this known on Monday in Abuja.

Mustapha, who is also the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said this in a news conference to update the media on further decisions to monitor the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

According to him, ”In furtherance of our ongoing engagement with the public and stakeholders through the PTF and the Minister of Health, I find it necessary to update you on recent developments regarding the management of matters arising from COVID-19 Pandemic.

“President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation of PTF has approved the following additional measures. All land borders that have been hitherto under partial closure ​​shall now be closed for human traffic for four weeks effective, ​​March 23;

“​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.

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,” he said.

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