Lockdown: Buhari keep mute over directive after meeting with PTF

The President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met with the members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic at the State House in Abuja.

The PTF, led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the president update on the fight toward the pandemic.

The President, however, did not say if the lockdown will end by Monday next week or continue.

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Buhari, who had, on March 29, ordered the lockdown for an initial period of 14 days, did not provide any indication on whether or not the lockdown would be extended.

Those at the meeting included Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the PTF; the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu; and the National Coordinator in the fight against COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu.

Buhari said in tweet after the meeting that, “The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 briefed me today. I remain very grateful for the hard work that they are putting into this national assignment. I have no doubt that with all these efforts, Nigeria will triumph over this pandemic.”

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