Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress ( APC), has ordered the closure of the party’s secretariat in Abuja, over the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country
He said this is in line with the federal government’s directive for people to stay away from large congregations and social gatherings.
During a press briefing on Monday, Oshiomhole ordered that all staff should remain in their various homes and look after their families, as the disease spreads across the country.
He said: ”This is just a preventive measure the party has taken by closing down the secretariats for about two weeks so we can manage the situation at hand but if it persists, then we will have to extent the holidays because we need to remain alive to be able to serve the country as a whole and members of the party.
“We, as APC leaders, must be seen to obey the federal government’s rules, it is no longer a secret that we are facing a pandemic all over the world and Nigeria has its own share of the coronavirus although, it is not as bad as other countries but clearly the numbers are increasing as it is said, prevention is better than cure.
“We had a conversation among ourselves, we the NWC, and decided to come up with this decision to shutdown because I am not sure how many of you have private cars, some of you use public transport to come to work which at this moment could be dangerous and I don’t think we will want to take any risk so we have decided to close the office.”
He assured staff that their salaries will be disbursed to them at the end of the month.