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General News of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Aso Rock on partial lockdown - Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that Aso Rock has been placed on partial lockdown.

Addressing State House correspondent, Adesina also revealed that the Federal Executive Council meeting in compliance with the ban on gatherings of more than 50 persons.

According to him, the FEC meeting usually records more than 50 people seated in the chamber, and such is not advisable at this time of COVID-19

"The council was suspended because of the size. You have over 50 people seated in the council chambers whenever the meeting holds and that is not advisable at a time like this,” he said.

Speaking on the situation of things at Aso Rock, Adesina said: “Well, things are a bit on a low key, it doesn’t mean that the State House is shut down, it’s just that things are a bit on the low key just like the rest of the country. The rest of the country is also on a low key, there is partial lockdown in most parts of the country. So, what is happening at the State House can also be called a partial lockdown but not a complete lockdown.”

When asked to speak on the result of the test for COVID-19 the President took, he asked: “What did you hear about the result?”

The reporter responded: “They said it’s negative.”

Adesina then replied: “Good. So that calls for rejoicing with him. Anybody that does the test and test negative we will rejoice with that person. And anybody that does it and test positive, it’s not a death sentence. We also would pray along with the person, give the person our good will and best wishes and they will surely come out of it. Even the index case in Nigeria recovered and has been discharged. So God that has shown us mercy thus far and will continue to show that mercy. Anybody that test positive is not a death sentence, they will be attended to, they will be tested and they will be fine.”