Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha has stated that the increased level of inter-state movement is caused by dubious people.
Boss Mustapha in an overall assessment of the compliance measures put in place by the government said; “Increased level of inter-state movements, worsened by the dubious concealment of people in food carrying vehicles.”
“Early assessment of the ease of lock-down phase indicates that Nigerians are yet to come to terms with the deadliness and the virulent nature of COVID-19 and this gives us concerns on the high possibility of increased seeding of the virus to hitherto un-affected persons and populations.
“Some of these areas of worries include the following: Non-compliance with social/physical distancing guidelines evidenced by higher than an advised congregation of people in banks, traffic gridlocks, especially at entry points to metropolitan areas and disregard of guidelines on carrying capacity of motor vehicles; “Unhygienic and ill-advised use and sharing of masks, especially multiple fittings before buying from vendors.
Once again, we appeal to governors to please align their plan for the movement of Almajirai with the ban imposed by the President. We shall intensify our dialogue on this matter.