The Nigerian government has lamented the high rate of COVID-19 positive cases among politicians in the country.
The government described the situation as a threat to governance and security.
Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, conveyed this position during the daily media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He called for vigilance among all Nigerians, insisting that COVID-19 does not discriminate or respect positions.
“Of recent, we have witnessed a high rate of positive cases especially among people in authority. This has a direct impact on governance and security of our nation.
“We urge that vigilance and care should be exhibited by all Nigerians irrespective of status,” he said.
Mustapha, who is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), disclosed that lockdown in the country was relaxed not because the virus has slowed down, but to balance lives and livelihood.