Coronavirus: Buhari makes wearing of face masks nationwide compulsory
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally made wearing of face mask across Nigeria compulsory and directed state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to enforce the compulsory use of face masks in public places nationwide.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19 made this known while speaking with journalists, during Thursday’s PTF briefing.
According to Mustapha, “President Buhari also asked the PTF to partner with states and local governments to improve community sensitization and engagement to step up response to the COVID-19 response.
“He also encouraged state governments to collaborate with local government authorities to intensify necessary measures such as contact tracing, grassroots mobilization and risk communication.
“He also ordered that collaboration with other mandate groups at federal/state levels to harmonise the country’s COVID-19 response be strengthened on the short, medium and long-term basis.”