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COVID-19: IGP Gives New Directive On Movement Restriction Of Essential Workers



During COVID-19 lockdown, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, rescinded an order restricting the movement of essential workers.

On Tuesday, at the beginning of the curfew at 8pm, critical staff in Lagos were cut off at many checkpoints across the capital.

The officers said they imposed an order that did not require health workers and media staff to travel past 8 pm.

Nevertheless, Adamu said in a statement late Tuesday that essential workers are now free to continue their duties.

“To give effect to these exemptions when implementing the restriction orders, Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Police Commissioners” said the IGP.

A tweet from the handle of the Nigerian Police Force also read: “All vital staff including medical personnel, firefighters, ambulance services, journalists, etc. are excluded from the restriction of movement linked to both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the Federation.”


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