- The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) says herdsmen should be exempted from the restriction of movement imposed over the coronavirus pandemic
- The institute states that the restriction of movement by the government will hamper the value of the livestock industry
- NIAS says it is important for the government to exempt operators in the livestock industry from the restriction in movement
The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) has said herdsmen should be exempted from the restriction of movement imposed in some states over the coronavirus pandemic.
The institute said the restriction of movement by the government will hamper the value of the livestock industry, Daily Trust reports.
The president of the institute, Professor Isreal Adu, noted that it was important for the government to exempt operators in the livestock industry from the restriction in movement.
He said personnel working in the livestock sector should, upon proper identification, be allowed movement across state boarders and within the state.
Meanwhile, the officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led by their commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, have taken over some areas in Lagos state, following the 14-days lockdown directives given by President Muhammadu Buhari to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Legit.ng's regional reporter, Jamiu Yisa, who monitored the activities, reported that Disu tutored some youth on COVID-19 and the need to observe social distancing.
The RRS commander also enlightened youths who barricaded roads, playing football, while on their way to Ikorodu, on the consequence of flouting the government's directive.
Disu advised them on the need to observe social distancing and the regular washing of their hands in order to stop the spread of the dreaded virus.
He urged them to go back to their houses, emphasising that the essence of the sit at home order is to minimize social interactions.
In another news, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, March 31 commended Lagosians for compliance on the first day of the stay-at-home directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The governor said the compliance indicates that Lagosians understand the enormity of the coronavirus pandemic.
He reminded residents of the state that the lockdown directive is a strategy to avoid community spread of the virus.
Still on health, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the rot in the healthcare system of Nigeria.
The lawmaker expressed his utter disappointment and frustration on Tuesday, March 31, via a video message where he was speaking on the challenges posed against the country by the pandemic.
Gbajabiamila said the weaknesses of the Nigerian health sector were exposed in multiple folds, calling on the government to invest in the system.
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