Covid-19: NUJ Urges FG to Shut Down Non-Essential Activities

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called on the Federal Government to shut down all non-essential government activities immediately to curtail the increasing spread of Covid-19 across the country.

In a statement by the NUJ National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman says the union believes to have become a matter of topmost priority to do so to avert an impending catastrophe.

According to the union, with more cases springing up in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory and now Oyo, only essential services should be allowed to operate in the meantime.

“Only essential services like medical services, the Police, armed forces, fire services, telecommunications, the media, banks, selected markets and the power sector should be allowed to operate in the meantime.”

The union equally called on all Nigerians to adhere strictly to advice from medical institutions and government.

It further urged the states and the Federal Government to emulate China, America and other European countries which are taking urgent remedial measures to ensure that the people do not suffer untold hardships.

“This is time to work together for the collective survival of the country because no one is safe if only one person gets infected,” the NUJ added

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