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Covid-19: Keyamo tackles SGF over lockdown extension

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has taken a stand against another total lockdown of the country to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic.

His position may not be unconnected with threats by members of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha following non-compliance with measures to ease the 5 weeks of lockdown.

It could be recalled that the Task Force had said it will be left with no choice but to recommend to President Muhammadu Buhari to order another lockdown with fears that continuous violation of measures to gradually reopen the economy may lead to a spike in number of new Coronavirus cases.

But Keyamo in a tweet on Sunday says “My personal view is that another total lockdown would be counterproductive. Before defeating the virus, we must learn to live with it all around us & practice the skills of avoiding it like a landmine. Practice makes perfect. We cannot perfect those skills by locking ourselves up”.

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