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The widely publicised thanksgiving mass and reception events in honour of the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi earlier scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 have been postponed.
This follows federal government’s directive at the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on covid-19 reintroducing restrictions to curtail spread of Covid-19 which take immediate effect.
The central planning committee of the programme in announcing the postponement says it “most sincerely regrets the inconveniences this sudden development may have caused our most esteemed guests”.
Eagle Eye Watch reports that the Federal Government has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, a member of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, declared.
Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.
With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.
Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.
According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.
He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.
The PSC member, however, stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.