President Buhari finally signs Lockdown rules of the COVID-19

On monday 30th March, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Covid-19 rules 2020 to declare Covid-19 as a “dangerous communicable disease.”


A statement from the presidency noted that the president had signed the rules “in exercise of the powers given on him by Sections a pair of, three and four of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and every onealternative powers enabling him in this behalf.”

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A voice, same the rules, effective March thirty, 2020, “also gave legal backing to the varied measures printedwithin thePresident’s National Broadcast on March twenty nine, 2020, like Restriction / stop of Movement in port, FCT and Ogun State et al toward containing the unfold of the pandemic within the country.”

The government’s chief professional person, lawyer General Abubakar Malami, fired a according legal challenge on the demeanour of Buhari’s internment orders of March twenty nine. He same the quarantine act authorized the president to limit movement once a “dangerous disease” breaks out.

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According to internment rules, Nigerians will still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs throughout these restrictions, “exemption is granted national economy and cash markets to permitterribly skeletal operations so asto stay the system in light-weight operations throughout the pendency of thoserules,” the voice stressed.

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