PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus to suspend the weekly FEC meetings until further notice.
The Task Force also approved other additional measures including, the postponement of the meeting of Council of State scheduled for Thursday the 26th of March 2020.
Other precautionary measures approved by the President include that all land borders that have been previously under partial closure shall now be closed to human traffic for 4 weeks effective from the 23rd of March, 2020.
The presidency in a statement on Monday also hinted that 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 necessary actions to be taken immediately.
The presidency further directed that if and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed.
It was also assured that federal government shall continue at the highest level, to engage with state governors in order to ensure a collaborative and effective response to Covid-19.
In addition, the directive emphasized that 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.
The Presidency also enjoined all citizens to reciprocate by respecting the advisory and obeying measures put in place to curtail the spread of coronavirus.