President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended the ease of lockdown in Nigeria by one week.
Secretary to the Government of the federation (SGF) and the presidential task force (PTF) Boss Mustapha announce this during the brief in Abuja today.
“We informed you two weeks ago that the process of submitting the 6th Interim Report and recommendations for next steps had commenced.
“The PTF has reached advanced stages of the process. It has also considered that due to the upcoming Sallah (Eid-El-Kabir) festivities which coincide with the expiration of the current phase, it would be prudent to extend by one week, from 29th July 2020 till Thursday 6th August 2020.
“It has accordingly secured permission to retain the existing guidelines until that date.”
Mustapha also stated that the level of compliance with the existing COVID-19 protocols was discouraging, stressing that a majority of Nigerians have continued to live in denial of the dangerous nature of the disease.