FG urges Nigerians to disregard misinformation on lockdown

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THE Federal Government of Nigeria has urged Nigerians to disregard any news circulation on conventional or social media that it is contemplating another lockdown.

  Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha stated this in a statement on Thursday signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information in his office

  According to him, Nigerians should disregard such unpatriotic misinformation which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace across the country.

  “The attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has been drawn to some misinformation circulating on the social media to the effect that the Federal Government is contemplating another lockdown this weekend.

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  “The PTF wishes to state categorically that there is no such consideration at any of its meetings, nor has any recommendation been made to this effect to the President.

  “The PTF frowns at such unpatriotic misinformation which is capable of causing unnecessary panic and anxiety among the populace,” he said in the statement.

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