The presidency on Wednesday said what is happening at the State House following COVID-19 pandemic can be described as a partial lockdown but not a complete lockdown.
This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to COVID-19.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina confirmed to State House Correspondents that President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative to COVID-19.
The presidential spokesman said the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was suspended, on advice, because of the number of persons involved in it.
According to him, the suspension did not mean that decisions were being taken unilaterally.
“If there is a very important decision to be taken, you can always summon the relevant people – three, four or five and hold a small meeting and arrive at a decision,” he said.
Adesina said though things had become slow in the Villa, it could not be termed a lockdown.
His words: “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 a 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.”