The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, released new directives permitting essential workers to move freely during Coronavirus lockdown.
There were reports on Tuesday that essential workers in Lagos State were blocked off at several police checkpoints around the State, at the start of the 8 pm curfew.
The police operative noted that they were following order, which directed that health workers and media personnel were not allowed to move beyond 8 pm.
However, in a statement late Tuesday, Adamu said essential workers were now free to continue with their duties.
“Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders.”
A tweet from the Nigeria Police Force’s handle also read: “All essential workers including Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services, Journalists, etc are exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the Federation.”