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Section I: Guidance for Lockdown Enforcement
As part of the measures in place to enforce social distancing and limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, the Federal Government of Nigeria has decided that schools, organizations and businesses in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States will close effective from 30 March 2020 at 23:00h for an initial period of 2 weeks.
Section II: Protocols For Lockdown
1. With regards to the carriage of passengers:
a. Ensure adequate spacing in between passengers
b. Clean and disinfect frequently touched parts e.g. door and window handles/buttons, steering wheels and dashboards.
c. Encourage passengers to frequently perform hand hygiene.
Super Markets And Food Stores
1. All owners and managers of supermarkets and food stores must strictly adhere to the following:
a. On arrival, all staff must be screened for high temperature. Those found to have a body temperature above 38.0â°C should be denied entry and advised to immediately seek medical attention.
b. Ensure staff and customers wash their hands before entry to the store. Make provision for regular hand hygiene for staff during working hours.
c. Ensure all deliveries of supplies and products are made between 5:00 am and 9:00 am. Porters should wash their hands before offloading products and goods.
d. Store opening hours should be between 10am to 4pm daily for customers
e. At any point in time, the total number of customers inside each store must not on average exceed a third of the store's maximum capacity. Where necessary, store owners should assign security personnel to ensure strict compliance with these measures.
f. Ensure that from 4pm all shelves, aisles and stores are cleaned and disinfected
g. Ensure that by 6pm, all stores are closed, and staff conveyed back to their respective homes.
In order for markets to operate, State and local government authorities as well as leaders of market associations must take full responsibility for strict compliance with the following protocols:
1. Only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between 10:00am to 2:00pm every 48 hours or less frequently.
2. All market associations must make provision for hand washing for all sellers and buyers. At entry and exit points of the market, both sellers and buyers must wash or sanitize their hands.
3. Each stall/shop in the market should ensure that their customers queue and are attended to serially while complying with social distancing measures and avoiding overcrowding.
4. All shop owners and staff must arrive and set up at least 30 minutes before the market is open to customers. Each store owner is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their shops.
5. All markets should strictly comply with social distancing policies. A safe gap should be ensured between shop/stall owners and customers.
List Of Exempted Government Agencies
Due to the essential nature of their functions, the following MDAs are exempted from the lockdown order (this list is not exhaustive):
1. The Presidency
a. Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
b. Federal Road Safety Corps
c. Bureau of Public Procurement
d. National Agency for the Control of AIDS
e. Offices of all permanent secretaries, CEOs/accounting officers of all MDAs in the public service
2. Department of State Services
3. Central Bank of Nigeria
4. Federal Ministry of Agriculture
a. National Grain Reserves
5. Federal Ministry of Aviation
a. Accident Aviation Bureau
b. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
c. Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
d. Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority
e. Nigerian Meteorological Agency
a. Galaxy Backbone
b. Nigeria Communications Commission
c. Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency
7. Federal Ministry of Environment
8. Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
a. Nigeria Customs Service
b. Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority
c. Debt Management Office
9. Federal Ministry of Health
a. All teaching hospitals and federal medical centres
b. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
c. National Primary Healthcare Agency
d. National Health Insurance Scheme
e. Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
10.Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
a. National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons
b. National Emergency Management Agency
c. National Cash Transfer Office
d. National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons
e. National School Feeding Programme
11. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
a. Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
b. National Orientation Agency
c. News Agency of Nigeria
d. Nigeria Broadcasting Commission
e. Nigeria Television Authority
f. Voice of Nigeria
12. Federal Ministry of Interior
a. Federal Fire Service
b. Nigeria Immigration Services
c. Nigerian Correctional Services
d. Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps
13. Federal Ministry of Justice
14. Federal Ministry of Petroluem
a. Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and allied petroleum sector agencies
b. Upstream oil and gas companies (operating, services and logistics)
15. Federal Ministry of Transport
a. Nigerian Ports Authority
16. Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment
17. Federal Ministry of Water Resources
18. The Armed Forces
19. The Nigeria Police Force