Good news as FG make fresh decision on when ban on interstate movement will be completely lifted.
Days after announcing ban lift on religious centres, the federal government has hinted at the possibility of having the restriction on interstate movement completely lifted starting from Friday, June 12.
Sani Aliyu, who is the national coordinator for the presidential task force on Covid-19, gave the hints on Tuesday, June 2, during the committee’s briefing in Abuja
Aliyu noted that since local flights have been given a clearance to operate, it would not be ideal that movement by roads to states is continued to be restricted.
NoregretNG recalls that inter-state movement was restricted by the federal government in May as parts of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Although the restriction was mandated upon all states of the federation, there are instances of flagrant violation of the directives as passengers and buses continue to move from state to state.
To worsen the violation, security agencies across the country mandated to enforce the interstate movement ban were also fingered aiding the movement of cars and vehicles
With local flights resuming on June 1, Aliyu hinted that there may be a possibility of total ban lift on interstate movement.
“Once we open up the skies to domestic flights, then we would have to review the arrangements regarding interstate travel because you cannot have a ban on interstate travel and you have people flying from one state to another, Aliyu said.
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