Government plans troop deployment as Aisha Buhari urges total shutdownNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


COVID-19: Business as usual at Ladipo market…yesterday. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

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The Federal Government has said it wouldn’t rule out tougher decisions in its bid to control the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), even as it warned that things could get worse.

“For those who will not cooperate by submitting to the authorities, as required, the government will use all lawful means at its disposal to trace and bring them in. We will not hesitate to use the military and the police to enforce social distancing as well as contact tracing if not cases of coronavirus will multiply,” Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed yesterday.

This came as the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, yesterday called for a total shutdown of the country via a tweet on her verified handle, @aishambuhari.

“It is commendable that state governors…

Source: Guardian Newspaper