Federal government gives condition for reopening of schools, religious gathering and other business activities.
The secretary to the federal government, Boss Mustapha has spoken on the Federal Government’s decision to extend the ease of lockdown for another two weeks.
Mustapha who doubles as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 described the federal government’s decision as a means to contain the spread of the novel virus before general activities is fully reopened.
He made this known in the daily media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Mustapha called on schools, places of worship, businesses, offices, etc to use this period to plan and adopt new strategies under a COVID-19 era in line with the guidelines.
Recall that the first phase of the eased lockdown expired on Monday, May 18.
However, the Buhari led administration has now extended it by another two weeks until June 1.
Boss Mustapha described the government’s decision to reopen the economy slowly as a result of “current experiences from different countries and expert advice.”
He said: “Again, I wish to repeat that the decision is not punitive, we share your pains and also share your concerns. However, our future remains in our hands and compliance is one of the keys to opening that future.”
“I must also emphasise that the two additional weeks should be utilized by businesses, offices, professional bodies, places of worship, educational institutions, etc awaiting reopening to plan and adopt new strategies under a COVID-19 era in line with the guidelines.”
He also expressed the need of everyone to adapt to the behavioral change caused by COVID-19 which had changed the entire world.
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