The Federal Government on Thursday, January 14, 2021, urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on social media that it was contemplating another lockdown.
Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation, SGF, also Chairman, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, made the clarification in a statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director Information in his office.
Mustapha also advised Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) as recommended by PTF.
“The attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been drawn to some misinformation circulating on the social media to the effect that the Federal Government is contemplating another lockdown this weekend.
“The PTF wishes to state categorically that there is no such consideration at any of its meetings, nor has any recommendation been made to this effect to the President.
“The PTF frowns at such unpatriotic misinformation which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace,” he said in the statement.