Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, said Federal Government would not impose another lockdown on the country inspite of the current second wave of COVID-19.
The minister, who made this known in a press conference in Lagos, said the government was only worried at the level at which Nigerians have not been yielding to the preventive measures against the coronavirus.
He said, “On the issue of lockdown, I do not think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it’s going to have a second lockdown.
“However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians aren’t adhering to the basic COVID-19 protocols of wearing face masks or practising social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they do gather in large numbers.
“If we don’t do these, the surge will continue, and with the new strain of COVID-19 which is becoming much more difficult to handle than the old strain, the Federal Government will continue to insist and encourage Nigerians to please obey the COVID-19 protocols.
“The Federal Government is aware of the economic and social implications of a second lockdown, but we want to call on Nigerians to help us, help themselves and help the economy, by adhering strictly to the COVID-19 protocols.”