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Presidential task force to meet security agencies over curfew

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said it will meet with security agencies this weekend to create modalities for the enforcement of the national curfew beginning on Monday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 27 announced a “gradual and phased easing out” of the cumulative five-week lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory since March 30 to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

Buhari also declared a national curfew with effect from May 4.

The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during the daily task force briefing in Abuja on Friday, called on state government to enforce the new guidelines.

Mustapha said, “As mentioned earlier, the guidelines for phase one of the eased lockdown has been released. We urge all states to adopt them and ensure the creation of awareness and compliance.

“The PTF will be meeting with the security agencies this weekend to fashion out modalities for enforcement.”

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