The federal government has banned all protests in Abuja due to COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello on behalf of the federal government, he explained that the protests have gone against the guidelines laid down by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, and so they have to shutdown all protest, in other to curb the spread of the virus in the federal capital territory, Abuja.
The Minister mentioned, that the protesters have failed to keep the social distancing rules, use of nose masks and other cogent rules outlined by the NCDC and so, protests are now banned in all the places in Abuja.
Mr. Mohammed said, “The FCT Security Committee met for its routine meeting on Tuesday October 13, 2020, to review the security situation in the Federal Capital Territory with a view to addressing identified challenges. While the Committee recognizes the rights of citizens as regards freedom of association and movement as enshrined in the constitution, it has observed that the unruly conduct of the crowd and manner of demonstrations are in complete violation of the COVID-19 safety protocols which were put in place to safeguard the lives of citizens”.