COVID-19: PTF Denies issuing Statement on National Lockdown


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Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has dissociated itself from a report alleging the imposition of a national lockdown in the country.

Sani Aliyu while speaking at the daily Press briefing on Wednesday denied appending his signature on a statement proposing a national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

He said: “My attention has been drawn to a fake task force media statement, which was said to be signed by me, talking about a proposed complete lockdown of the country.

“Not only did the statement patently fail, it was badly written. It is unfortunate that a small number of persons continued to engage in mischief making at such a serious time when we are talking about Coronavirus infection.

“I must reiterate that the task force has not released any official statement on a complete lockdown, I refer to the SGF’s speech yesterday, on submitting formal findings to Mr President, this is yet to happen.

“I request that the public and the media take caution in circulating or publishing unverified news. To be very clear, all formal statements on th emergency response are made through this daily press briefing or through official press statements”

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