The NIGERIA Union of Journalists, NUJ, National Secretariat, has on Monday, called on President Mohammadu Buhari, to as a preventive measure, close down the Federal Secretariat in Abuja and other offices in the country.
This according to the Union is targeted towards minimizing the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
This was contained in a letter by the NUJ National President, Chris Isiguzo, titled: COVID-19: Time to take drastic measures.
He said: “The Nigeria Union of Journalists National Secretariat reiterates its call on the Federal Government to take drastic steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
“Specifically the Federal Government should emulate Lagos and few other states that have asked certain categories of workers to stay at home for two weeks.
“The Union is not happy that the Federal Government is not doing enough in this regard and calls for the immediate closing down of the Federal Secretariat Abuja and other offices since majority of these workers commute daily to work using public transportation.
“There is also an urgent need for more awareness especially in the rural areas while more Isolation centres and testing kits should be provided in the FCT and in all states of the Federation. And these should be without prejudice to the efforts of respective State Governments.”