Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, says he is worried and sees danger ahead as the ease of the lockdown entered day three on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
At the press briefing of the taskforce in Abuja on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Mustapha says the outright disregard for all COVID19 prevention guidelines only potent danger for Nigerians even as the battle against COVID19 continues. In his words.
“Today I am a little bit sober because of the dangers that I see ahead and I referred to it in my speech,” Mr. Mustapha said.
“I said an early assessment of the ease of lockdown phase, indicates that Nigerians are yet to come to terms with the deadliness and the virulent nature of COVID-19 and this gives us concern on the high possibility of increased shedding of the virus to hitherto unaffected persons and populations.
“I went ahead to mention some of the worries. One of them is a total disregard for the protocols that the government has issued which includes social distancing, wearing of a mask, personal hygiene, ban on interstate travels. We have just thrown them to the wind.
“I concluded with a very subtle reminder that the overall assessment of compliance with the measures and the outcome of models we have developed point in the direction of danger ahead.” he said.
He added that the only way the danger ahead can be averted is for everyone to have personal discipline, increased awareness, and enforcement.
The one-month lockdown by President Buhari was eased off on Monday, May 4, 2020, and was largely characterized by an outright disregard for all COVID19 prevention guidelines.