- The PDP has advised President Buhari on what to do to calm the fears of Nigerians in relation to the coronavirus scare in Aso Rock
- The opposition party called on President Buhari to give a press statement to Nigerians on the health status of Aso Rock officials in relation to the virus
- The party also urged Nigerians to adhere to the federal government's directives of hygiene and social distancing
Following the fact that Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Nigerian leader to reveal the status of the Presidential Villa in relation to the virus.
The PDP on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25, said that a statement from President Buhari on the issue will do much to assuage the fears of many Nigerians.
The opposition party called on the president to open up on the health status of many State House officials who have not been seen for a while.
Moreover, the party advised Nigerians to adhere to the directives of the federal government on personal and public hygiene as well as social distancing especially towards persons who recently returned from outside the country.
It also warned citizens to remain vigilant as they observe all safety directives given by the government in the wake of the outbreak of the disease.
In the statement, PDP's spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, advised the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to employ strict measures in the isolation and monitoring of persons coming into the country and track those who have had contact with them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as a preventive measure to curb the spread of coronavirus, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Musa Bello had imposed a partial lockdown on Abuja.
Bello also directed all public servants of the FCT on grade level downwards to stay away from work until further notice.
However, he explained that medical, environmental and security operations were exempted from the ban which affects social gatherings like parks, gardens, event centres, night clubs, bars, football viewing centres.
In a press briefing to journalists on Tuesday, March 24, the minister warned that there will be serious consequences for anyone who disobeys the earlier ban on academic and religious gatherings.
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