FG Vows To Prosecute Anybody Without Face Mask


As part of the measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Federal Government has directed all Nigerians to move around with face mask as failure to do that attract penalty.

The five-page document which was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ahead of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown which commences on the 4th of May, 2020.

The statement reads in parts;

“Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation.

“Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.

“Anyone violating the curfew in a non-emergency situation will be prosecuted. Anyone attending a gathering of more than 20 people will be prosecuted.

“Any member of the public who violates the ban on Inter-State movement as outlined in this guideline will be prosecuted.”

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