The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has asked Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 lockdown which has been extended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a tweet on Sunday to wish Nigerians a happy Easter, the center said the lockdown order is meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
It also explained that the lockdown was to complement the effort of NCDC officials working to stop the spread of the pandemic.
The NDDC also urged the citizens to avoid gatherings and crowded places to stay alive as well as keep their loved ones safe.
Remember that today, it is our joint responsibility to stay at home, as we work together to stop the spread of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Please avoid gatherings and crowded places to keep you and your loved ones safe pic.twitter.com/nObcWJdGei
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 12, 2020
The NDDC’s appeal comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown order currently in place in Lagos, Abuja and other states in the country.
In a statement issued on Saturday evening signed by his SSA on media, Garba Shehu, Buhari appealed to Nigerians to endure in the face of the pandemic adding that palliatives have since been released to aid with the stay-at-home order.