The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the federal government has no plans of imposing a fresh lockdown as the country battles a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister said this at a press conference in Lagos, where he expressed the federal government’s displeasure over non-adherence to all protocols outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Lai Mohammed said;
“I don’t think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it is going to have a second lockdown. However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians are not adhering to the basic Covid-19 protocols of wearing face masks or practicing social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they don’t gather in large numbers
“If we do not do these, the surge will continue and with the new strain of Covid-19 which is becoming much more difficult to handle than the old strain, the Federal Government will continue to insist and encourage Nigerians to please obey the Covid-19 protocols.
“The Federal Government is aware of the economic and social implications of a second lockdown but we want to call on Nigerians to help us, help themselves and help the economy, by adhering strictly to the Covid-19 protocols.”