The Military High Command announced yesterday that it would enforce the lockdown of Lagos, and Ogun states; and the nation’s capital, Abuja, as part of measures to contain the spread of the pandemic, following the order of the federal government.
It also announced that a senior military officer tested positive for the disease and is receiving treatment. The officer just returned from foreign engagement, it added
17 treatment and isolation centers has been established across the six geo- political zones in the country, Defense Headquarters announced
Major General John Enenche, coordinator, Directorate of Defense Media Operations, while briefing journalists in Abuja, said the Armed Forces of Nigerian would implement all restrictions on movement in line with government directive.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restrictions on movement in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria.
For the avoidance of doubt this includes the Presidential Directive given by the President and Commander-in-Chief, during his address to the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, on 29 March 2020.
A committee headed by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations is in place interfacing with all relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government of Nigeria managing the COVID -19 pandemic, Enenche said.
The High Command of Nigerian Military hereby solicits the support of the general public in this trying period of the fight against COVID-19.
This can be achieved by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by the government at all levels”, Eneche said.