FG Suspends FEC Meetings Indefinitely, Shuts All Land Borders

President Muhammadu Buhari, on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #Coronavirus, #PTFCOVID19 has approved the following additional measures:

The Federal Government has announced immediate shutdown of all land borders that have been hitherto under partial closure shall now be closed to human traffic for 4 weeks eff. 23rd March, 2020, a statement from the State House has said.

The government also announced the suspension of weekly Federal Executive Council meetings (FEC) and postponement of meeting of Council of State scheduled for Thur 26 March, 2020 until further notice.


In order to protect Federal Civil and Public Servants, a circular to be issued by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) shall direct on actions to be taken immediately;

If and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed;

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Federal Government is at the highest level, engaging with State Governors in order to ensure a collaborative and effective response to #COVID19

All Abuja and Lagos residents are strongly advised to stay at home, avoid mass congregation of any kind as well as non-essential outings, until further advice is given.

#PTFCOVID19 assures all Nigerians of the concern of President Muhammadu Buhari and his determination to mobilize all resources to backup this national response.
However, this commitment should be reciprocated by all citizens by respecting the advisory and obeying measures put in place to curtail the spread of #COVID19.

The Presidential Task Force #PTFCOVID19 shall be updating Nigerians from time to time as the need arises.


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