- The battle against Covid-19 hit a fast lane as the federal government has begun the disinfection of public places in Abuja
- The operation is being carried out by the Ministry of Environment in conjunction with the Federal Fire Service
- FCT has the second-highest cases of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria after Lagos state with 35 confirmed cases
The federal government has intensified the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as fumigation of public places has begun in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a report by TVC, the disinfection of the major places in Abuja is being carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in partnership with the Federal Fire Service.
Legit.ng notes that since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, Abuja has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases after Lagos state.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), FCT takes the second spot on the list of coronavirus cases with 35 confirmed cases as at the time of filing this report.
Amid mounting scare of the pandemic, the Ministry of the Environment partnered with the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to carry out disinfection of places and spots considered to be the breeding ground for the virus.
The fumigation will be carried out within the 14-day lockdown period placed on FCT by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the transfer of N20,000 by the federal government to poor households in the Kwali area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has begun.
Sadia Umar-Farouk, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, on Wednesday, April 1, said that this is part of President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to help vulnerable Nigerians to cope with the lockdown order over coronavirus.
Umar-Farouk added that the disbursement of the funds will continue for four months starting from March.
In other related news, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made a statement of enforcement on President Buhari's order mandating a restriction of movement in the state from Monday, March 30.
Buhari had on Sunday, March 29, stopped all movements in the FCT, Lagos, and Ogun states in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The president gave the directive in a presidential broadcast and added that the directive will be for an initial period of 14 days.
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