The federal government has declined to confirm whether it will extend the 14 days restriction of movement imposed in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, who also chairs the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said his panel would assess the situation and give the president the advice that will enable him to take the decision on whether to extend the restriction or terminate it, The Nation reports.
Speaking in Lagos, Mustapha said the review of what happened within the 14 days would help the president decide if the lockdown should be extended or not.
He assured Nigerians that whatever decision the president takes would be in the best interest of the country.
“If that has been achieved, he will look at all the information available to him as the President of Nigeria and I can assure you that he will make a decision that is in the best interest of the people of Nigeria.”
He said the presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 would evaluate the situation and see how the objectives that were set are being met during the 14 days lockdown.