Nigeria’s seat of power, Aso Rock, is on partial lockdown according to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity.
Adesina, the presidential spokesman, disclosed this during an interactive session with state house correspondents on March 25.
He said the federal executive council (FEC) meetings were suspended indefinitely because over 50 converge on the council chamber of the presidential villa on a weekly basis, which is against the ban on gathering of more than 50 persons.
The spokesperson added that;
But if there would be a very important decision to be taken, you can always summon the relevant people, three, four or five and hold a small meeting and arrive at a decision. It does not mean that one man is going to be taking all the decisions.
Yes there are executive decisions but the ones that must pass through consultations of which must have a buy in of the federal executive council can always be discussed at a smaller meeting.
Adesina, while speaking on the situation of things at the presidential villa, explained that;
Well, things are a bit on a low key, it doesn’t mean that the State House is shut down, it’s just that things are a bit on the low key just like the rest of the country.
The rest of the country is also on a low key, there is partial lockdown in most parts of the country. So, what is happening at the State House can also be called a partial lockdown but not a complete lockdown.
Going further, Adesina rejoiced with President Muhammadu Buhari over the outcome of his COVID-19 test, which turns out negative.
He, however, concluded saying that testing positive to coronavirus does not mean a death sentence, as “they will be treated and they would come out well.”