The Federal Government of Nigeria has appealed to traders and service providers not to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak to increase the prices of goods and commodities in the country.
This was revealed on Friday by Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in Abuja.
“To the Nigerian traders and businessmen and women, we appeal for resistance to the urge to hike prices of goods and commodities, during this period as our compassionate nature must prevail.
“This is the best time to be considerate and to show empathy for our fellow Nigerians,” Mustapha said.
He revealed that the task force has made progress in mobilising resources to re-enforce its preparedness and other implementation arrangements to ease the effect of coronavirus on the citizens.
The SGF added that the team has received positive reports that there has been a high level of compliance with the lockdown orders in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja.
According to him, coronavirus remains a potential danger to all of humanity and it threatens Nigeria’s economy and national security.