The president’s media team on Monday disclosed President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law the Covid-19 Regulations 2020 to declare Covid-19 as a “dangerous infectious disease.”
According to a statement made available to newsmen on the development, the President exercised the “powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf”.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Femi Adesina, presidential media adviser noted that the regulations which take effect from March 30, 2020, “also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country”.
Naija News has now obtained the full text of what the President signed into law. Check it out below: