The Minister urged Nigerians to follow safety precautions and adhere to the COVID19 as a fresh lockdown will not be issued.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of the Information and Culture, on Monday, January 4, said the economic and social implications would make it hard for the Federal Government to impose another lockdown in the country following the second wave of coronavirus.
The Minister, who addressed newsmen in Lagos, however, urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to all COVID-19 protocols laid down by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He said: “I don’t think there is anywhere the Federal Government said it will impose another lockdown. However, the Federal Government is not happy that Nigerians are not observing all COVID-19 protocols like washing of hands and wearing of facemasks. The Federal Government is aware of the economic and social implications of having another lockdown. The Federal Government will, however, urge Nigerians to follow all COVID-19 protocols.”