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IGP exempts essential workers from curfew

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THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rescinded an order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Essential workers were restricted from moving within Lagos at the beginning of the 8 pm curfew imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

According to security officials enforcing the order, health workers and journalists could not be allowed to move around after 8 pm.

However, in a statement late yesterday, Adamu said essential workers can now go about their essential duties.

“All essential workers including Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services, Journalists, etc etc are exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the Federation,” he posted on Twitter.

The post also directed all “Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders.”

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