The president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina,  on Wednesday said the Presidential Villa has gone on ‘partial lockdown so as to curtail the spread of COVID19.

“Things are a bit on a low key. It doesn’t mean that the State House is shut down. What is happening at the State House can also be called a partial lockdown but not a complete lockdown,” Mr Adesina said while addressing State House reporters in Abuja.

Mr Adesina explained that there are about three to five spots that have been set aside for testing of temperature and sanitizing of hands in order to ensure that those who operate in the presidency are taken care of.

He added that before visitors get to the general areas in the State House, there are three areas of test and before you get into the president’s area, there two more.

When asked if President Muhammadu Buhari was truly tested for the COVID-19 disease, due to his suspected contact with his chief of staff who tested positive, Mr Adesina said the outcome of the result was negative.

Mr Adesina also said that the Federal Executive Council meetings have been suspended because of the nember of people that would attend stating that it is not advisable at a time like this.

The spokesperson explained that important decisions, which ought to be taken by the FEC, would still be taken by a smaller team of persons.

“If there would be a very important decision to be taken,” the relevant people of about three to five would be summoned “to hold a small meeting and arrive at a decision,” Mr Adesina said.

He urged Nigerians not to panic, adding that they should abide by the instructions of authorities.