COVID-19: I Smell DANGER FOR NIGERIANS says Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha, says he is worried and sees danger ahead as the ease of the lockdown entered day three today.

At the press briefing of the taskforce in Abuja today, 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.

I said 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 COVID19 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 it is total disregard for the protocols that government has issued which includes social distancing, wearing of mask, personal hygiene, ban on inter state 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 and was largely characterised by outright disregard for all COVID19 prevention guidelines.

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