The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has called on the Federal Government to shut down all non essential government activities immediately to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by Chris Isiguzo, it’s President, and Shuaibu Leman, it’s national secretary.
The Union believes it has become a matter of topmost priority to do so to avert an impending catastrophe more so with more cases springing up in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The NIGERIA Union of Journalists National Secretariat calls on the Federal Government to shut down all non essential government activities immediately to curtail the increasing spread of Covid 19 across the country.”
So far Nigeria has recorded 22 cases with 3 in the federal capital territory.
The union urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to health instructions concerning he virus.
“We equally call on all Nigerians to adhere strictly to advice from medical institutions and government while state governments and the Federal Government should emulate the China , America and other European countries which are taking urgent remedial measures to ensure that the people do not suffer untold hardships.”
NUJ said this is the time to work together for the collective survival of the country because no one is safe if only one person gets infected.