President Muhammadu Buhari Monday signed the Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria as contained in his national broadcast, April 27, 2020.
“This was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Quarantine Act, CAP Q2 Laws of the Federation 2004 and all powers enabling him in that behalf,” the presidency said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC.
Buhari on Monday announced new measures to combat COVID-19, including the mandatory use of face masks in public and restriction on inter-state travels for non-essential goods and persons.
“Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020,” Mr. Buhari said in a televised address.
President Buhari said the easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states from May 4 will be followed strictly “with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”