The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha had on Monday, announced the continuation of the phase 1 of the lockdown ease in the country for another 2 weeks.
Speaking at the PTF daily briefing, the Chairman said, “Ladies and gentlemen, the reality is that in spite of the modest progress made, Nigeria is not yet ready for full opening of the economy and tough decisions have to be taken for the good of the greater majority. Any relaxation will only portend grave danger for our populace.
“Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued.
“The two weeks extension of Phase one of the eased restriction is also to enable other segments of the economy prepare adequately for compliance with the guidelines, preparatory to reopening in the coming weeks.
“For the PTF, we share your pains but our future is in the hands of every Nigerian and future decisions will depend greatly on our compliance.
Similarly, the total lockdown in Kano has been extended for another two weeks.