The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says the military is ready to implement the presidential order on the restriction of movement to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country as confirmed by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.
Enenche, speaking on Monday while briefing reporters at the DHQ in Abuja, said,
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement, in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this includes the presidential directive given by the President, Commander-In-Chief, during his address to the nation on the COVID 19 pandemic, on 29 March 2020
He added; “In the same vein, about 48 Disaster Response Units of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are on Notice To Move in conjunction with NEMA.
“These units will handle operations other than medicals that may arise in the course of this non-kinetic military operation,” the military spokesman explained.
He added, “The High Command of Nigerian Military hereby solicits for the support of the general public in this trying period of the fight against COVID-19.
“This can be achieved by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.”
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