The Federal Government has reviewed the nationwide curfew in the country from 12am to 4am. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the curfew was put in place to restrict movement in order to curtail the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that the federal government had imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 pm to 8 am in order to curb the spread of the virus. The government later reviewed the timing to between 10 pm and 4 am on June 1, 2020.
Briefing reporters at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the government took the decision in order to make life easy for Nigerians.
Aliyu said, “I will first of all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.
“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.”