IGP Orders Full Enforcement of Covid-19 Regulations

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered the Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the seventeen (17) zonal commands and their constituent Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the FCT, Abuja, to carry out full enforcement of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021 that was signed into law by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on 26th January, 2021.

The Police boss gave the order to the Strategic Police Managers following the directives by the President as contained in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021, which mandates the Nigeria Police Force and other agencies of Government mentioned therein to ensure full enforcement of the Regulations in public places: places of worship, workplace and schools, banks, public transport vehicles, hostels, boarding houses, detention centres, etc – and general restrictions on gatherings as well as the use of face mask.

The IGP, while acknowledging additional responsibilities that have been placed on the general public as a result of the risks and uncertainties associated with the advent of the pandemic, calls on citizens to voluntarily comply with the provisions of the Regulations for the safety of all.

TheFact Nigeria notes that the IGP further cautioned officers enforcing the Regulations to show tact, compassion and empathy with the citizens, reiterating that the officers must be firm and professional while remaining polite and civil, and having respect for the fundamental rights of the citizens

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