The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ) , has signed the proclamation order on the new measures he announced to curtail the spread of COVID- 19 in the country.
According to a two – paragraph statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , the President signed the order shortly after his nationwide broadcast on Monday.
He had announced the new measures which take effect from Monday in the broadcast .
Adesina ’ s statement read , “ President Muhammadu Buhari Monday signed the Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid – 19 in Lagos , Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other states in Nigeria as contained in his national broadcast , April 27 , 2020 .
“ This was in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Quarantine Act , CAP Q 2 Laws of the Federation 2004 and all powers enabling him in that behalf . ”