IGP Mohammed Adamu Counters Order Restricting Movement of Essential Workers

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Following an earlier report that essential workers on Tuesday were restricted from moving within Lagos at the beginning of the 8 pm curfew imposed by FG to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has voided an order restricting the movement of essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The officers claimed they were enforcing an order, which directed that health workers and media personnel were not allowed to move beyond 8 pm.

In a statement Tuesday evening, IGP Adamu sais essential workers can now go about their essential duties. 

“Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders,” the IGP said.

A tweet from the Nigeria Police Force’s handle also read: “All essential workers including Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services, Journalists, etc are exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the Federation.”