*Major Gen. John Enenche, making a point at a briefing
Military High Command in Nigeria has said it would enforce the lockdown of Lagos, and Ogun States; and the nation’s capital, Abuja as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President Muhammadu Buhari’s in his nationwide broadcast on March 29 gave a directive that Lagos, which is Nigeria’s epicenter for the dreaded disease that is also ravaging the entire world should be on lockdown for 14 days. The lockdown also affects Ogun State and Abuja.
The Defence Headquarters also announced the establishment of 17 treatment and isolation centres in the six geo-political zones of the country. Briefing journalists in Abuja, Coordinator, Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said the Armed Forces of Nigerian would implement all restrictions on movement in line with government directive.
He said, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt this include the Presidential Directive given by the President and Commander-in-Chief, during his address to the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, on 29 March 2020.”
Enenche said a committee headed by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations is in place interfacing with all relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government of Nigeria managing the COVID -19 pandemic. He urged adherence to medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels. The High Command of Nigerian Military hereby solicits the support of the general public in this trying period of the fight against COVID-19. This can be achieved by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.” he said.