Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the term of his anti-corona commission until the end of March 2021.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, the president said it was impossible for the progress made in the past nine months to go like this.
“I have stood by the situation and am convinced that urgent action is needed to control the spread of coronavirus,” he said.
The president also called on traditional rulers and educators to co-operate with his committee in raising awareness on the disease.
Yesterday, the Presidential Anti-Corona Commission again ordered government employees from level 12 to stay at home for up to five weeks.
The committee also announced the closure of all schools and gyms.
The commission also imposed restrictions on religious gatherings, saying the venue should not accommodate more than 50 percent of its members.