The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has warned that Nigeria remained at war with an unseen enemy, hence, no one should mistake the easing of restrictions for permission to act without care.
He disclosed this at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, which he chairs, in Abuja on Thursday.
The SGF further warned that security agents had been mandated to ensure strict compliance to the rules.
“As we approach the commencement of the first of a three-phased easing of lockdown from Monday May 4 ,2020, it is important that Nigerians receive and digest the implementation guidelines.
“It is also important for States, law enforcement agents, trade associations, employers, businesses and citizens to understand their roles, obligations and responsibilities.
“Above all, we must understand that this is still a war against an unseen and potent enemy.
“No one should mistake the easing of restrictions for permission to act without care. The security agents have been instructed to respect the rights of citizens while also ensuring strict enforcement,” he said.
The SGF disclosed that the PTF was adopting a combination of channels to create enhanced awareness and understanding of these new guidelines.
The channels, he said, include publication in print media, traditional and social media; broadcast on electronic media; dissemination in local languages; and use of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in disseminating information to all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country.