Naija News reports that the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated its decision in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday, where it stressed that the updated guidelines for the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown were still in force.
In an advertorial by the Federal Ministry of Health shared on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, the Federal Government said: “Schools, Churches, Mosques, Clubs, Bars and Gardens” are to remain closed.
The guidelines by federal government was issued for Abuja, Ogun, Lagos and other state effective from May 18 to 31, with a mandatory curfew between 8 pm-6am, it added that passenger flights and interstate travels (except essential services) remained prohibited.
However, various states had last week, lifted the ban on religious gathering for Juma’at, Eid and Sunday services with Kano and Nasarawa states, among others observing services but the Federal Ministry of Health, urged everyone to take responsibility and “abide by the restrictive guidelines.”
The tweet added that: “These are updated guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, which has been shared by @NigeriaGov
“Let us please #TakeResponsibility read the information and abide by the restrictive guidelines.
“Together, we will all work together to end #COVID19inNigeria.”
These are updated guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, which has been shared by @NigeriaGov
Let us please #TakeResponsibility read the information and abide by the restrictive guidelines.
— Federal Ministry of Health, NIGERIA (@Fmohnigeria) May 26, 2020