Minister of information, Lai Mohammed has told Nigerians to prepare for tougher measures which will be instituted by the Federal Government to curb the spread of coronavirus.
According to Lai Mohammed, the federal government might be forced to use the military and police for contact tracing. He stated that if proper contact tracing is not made, the number of coronavirus cases in the country will multiply every five days.
Lai Mohammed maintained that containment is very cheaper than cure and the federal government won’t hesitate to use whatever measure to ensure that Nigerians are not endangered.
“We should be ready for tougher measures. The forms they will take will be out from the end of today or tomorrow. But Nigerians should be ready for tougher measures.
“If we don’t do proper contact tracing, the figure will multiply every five days. Nigerians must take ownership of this initiative.
“We won’t hesitate to use whatever measure to ensure that you do not endanger other Nigerians. Containment is very cheaper than cure.
“A few people have helped. If you know you traveled recently, give yourself up to relevant agencies.
“If the situation warrants, we may be forced to use the police and the military for contact tracing. The police are already working on that. We don’t want the figure we have now to multiply. We should work towards containment which is cheaper.”