By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha on Thursday mentioned he would return Nigeria to lockdown if he had the powers to take action.

Mustapha mentioned that though a return to lockdown may not be well-liked, it was the appropriate factor to do contemplating the perspective of some Nigerians to the virus.

The PTF is predicted to submit its evaluation of the primary three months of waging struggle towards coronavirus pandemic to President Muhammadu Buhari subsequent week.

The Activity Power had continued to lament the flagrant disregard for the protocols developed by the PTF to comprise the unfold of the virus.

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Talking throughout the briefing of the duty power on Thursday, the SGF lamented some individuals are “already romancing with Covid -19” within the method of Tom and Jerry.

Newest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management confirmed that Nigeria has 22, 020 confirmed circumstances of COVID -19 with 542 deaths from the lethal virus.

Mustapha mentioned: “You wish to hear the reality? If it had been inside my powers that is the time to lockdown. Lockdown may not be a preferred factor however that is the time to lockdown as a result of I can see the perspective of Tom and Jerry, we’re already romancing with Covid -19 and it’s not good.”

The SGF mentioned Nigerians should proceed to take accountability to scale back neighborhood transmission of the virus.

He urged Nigerians to take the virus critical and proceed to watch the rules developed by the duty power.

Mustapha added: “I noticed an actual romance with Covid -19 in the present day. Romance of individuals behaving as if the matter (virus) is over. It’s a very critical problem and my attraction to Nigerians listening is that; allow us to take this factor (virus) critical. By now, with 500 plus fatalities you may’t be ignorant, you may’t say you don’t know of any physique that has fallen sufferer both by means of identify or photos however in the present day they’re no extra.”

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