Following the signing of the executive order on Covid-19 health protection into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 26, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full enforcement of the regulations.
In a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank MBA, on Monday, the IGP ordered Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the 17 zonal commands, Commissioners of Police in 36 and the Federal Capital Territory to comply by ensuring immediate implementation.
Adamu said the regulation gives the Nigeria Police and other agencies of government the powers to implement and prosecute defaulters.
Adamu advised the public to voluntarily comply with the provisions of the law for general safety, especially the restriction on gatherings and the use of face masks.
The IGP, however, cautioned officers to be firm, professional, civil and respect citizens while enforcing the order.