- The Nigerian government has made some adjustments to the nationwide curfew which was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- The presidential task force announced that the curfew will now be from 12am to 4am and no longer 10pm to 12am
- The announcement was made by Dr Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19
The Nigerian government has made some adjustments to the nationwide curfew which was put in place to restrict movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presidential task force on COVID-19 on Thursday, September 3, announced that the curfew will now begin from 12am to 4am and no longer 10pm to 12am as formerly observed.
Dr Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the taskforce on COVID-19, made the announcement during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, Channels TV reported.
He however explained that people on essential service and travellers returning from abroad are exempted from the curfew.
“We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.
“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad," he said.
In a related report, in what seems like a big relief for the people of Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde has announced the cancellation of the 10 pm curfew imposed on the state to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legit.ng's reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the new development was announced in a statement issued on Thursday, September 3, by Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Makinde.
The statement stated that the curfew was abolished after a series of reviews of the situation.
Meanwhile, reprive will continue to come the way of taxpayers and business owners as governors of Nigeria's 36 states have agreed to extend tax reliefs till year 2021.
According to Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi in a communique issued at the end of the 16th teleconference meeting, this will lessen the burden of the coronavirus on the economy.
He said in efforts to ensure seamless implementation of tax relief programmes for businesses and taxpayers, state governments will achieve this through their Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
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