- More measures are being put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria
- All land borders in the country have now been closed due to a directive by the federal government
- The Buhari administration has also suspended its weekly Federal Executive Council meeting indefinitely
The Nigerian government has announced the closure of all land borders for four weeks as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The weekly federal executive council of the Buhari administration has also been suspended “until further notice,” according to an announcement by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha also doubles as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19.
He said the council of state meeting earlier scheduled for Thursday, March 26 has also been postponed.
Recall that the federal government recently shut down three international airports as part of its strategic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country.
The airports are; Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers.
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Recently, the government gave a directive to airlines operating international and regional flights in the country to commence the implementation of the use of yellow card as a requirement for travel.
Also, the government banned all travels outside the country by officials of ministries, departments, and agencies until further notice.
The presidential task force also advised Nigerians to cancel all travels abroad especially to all high-risk countries.
Already, Nigeria has placed restrictions on travel to worst-hit countries as the world continued to battle the global pandemic.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian military hospital in the nation's capital, Abuja has been giving out free hand-sanitizers to residents.
The National Defence College clinic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been handing out the sanitizers to people for free as many stores in the city hiked the prices of hand sanitizers and face masks in the last few weeks.
In a related development, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum has set up a six-man sub-committee as part of measures to tackle the dreaded coronavirus.
The committee is headed by the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Other members of the committee are governors of Edo, Godwin Obaseki; Ogun, Dapo Abiodun; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; Ebonyi, David Umayi; Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule and Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru.
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