COVID-19 is not an ordinary virus, it has overtaken the world by storm. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) has appealed to Nigerians to work with the government to avert the predictions about Nigeria by international opinions.
Mr. Boss Mustapha the chairman of the PTF and secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) has responded to countries who had predicted that Nigeria would crash under the weight of the health crisis. Mustapha urged Nigerians to follow the strict measures issued by the federal government if the predictions are to be averted. Nigerians must be ready to play their part.
Mustapha cited the measures by other countries like Russia where citizens are arrested if they fail to obey the lockdown measures made by the country. In his words, “We have to be very careful here so that we do not tie the hands of our law enforcement agencies and incapacitate them from being efficient and effective in the implementation of the lockdown.
In a lot of countries, like in Russia and the rest, you can’t talk about the punitive processes that have been put in place. You decide to disregard the regulations that have been put in place, there is a place that has been prepared for you in jail for a certain number of years”.