Coronavirus : President Buhari covid-19 regulation
In a bid to sustain the spread of the covid-19, the president signs covid-19 regulation to enforce the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and other states.
COVID-19 regulation gives president Buhari the legal right to declare coronavirus a dangerous disease.
It also gives him the legal backing to carry out all the measures his government has put in place in order to contain the virus spread.
In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity;
The statement reads ;
“In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, signed the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease.
The Regulations, effective March 30, 2020, also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, exemption is granted financial system and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the system in light operations during the pendency of these regulations.
On Sunday March 29th, the President addressed the Nation and announced the restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus in Nigeria.