Statement by FCT Administration in response to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic

Statement by FCT Administration Coronavirus

Based on the advice and guidance of public health authorities, the Presidential Task Force for the  Control of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19), as well as the outcomes of the National Economic Council  meeting, held on Thursday, 19thof March 2020, the FCT Administration held a meeting with religious leaders across the Territory and reached the following decisions;

i. Religious leaders and worshippers are enjoined to follow all laid down health protocols as stipulated by the relevant health authorities for the control of the Coronavirus disease while intensifying prayers  for the safety of all Nigerians;

ii. Congregations at places of worship are hereby restricted to a maximum of 50 persons at any given time;

iii.  This measure also applies to social gatherings at event centers, football viewing centers and night clubs, amongst others;

iv. The essence of this restriction is to make the tracking of suspected cases, if any, easier for the health authorities;

v. Residents are also enjoined not to engage in panic buying and always seek for information about  the  disease from the FCT Public Health Department and other agencies of government

FCT Administration calls for the understanding and cooperation of all residents of the FCT.


Malam Abubakar Sani

Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister

(Media & Strategic Communications)


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