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COVID-19: APGA shuts down offices nationwide

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The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Victor Oye, said on Saturday the party has shut down its offices nationwide over the coronavirus pandemic.

He also urged party members and Nigerians in general to support efforts at ending the COVID-19 scourge in the country.

In a letter to party stakeholders and supporters, Oye said while health experts had called for physical distancing as part of the measures to curb the spread of the virus, there was a need for people to be psychotically close to each other and lend support while the period lasts.

He reminded the party members that all party activities remained suspended, and urged them to adhere strictly to the advice of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The APGA chief said: “I advise that our members should adhere strictly to the daily advisories from WHO and NCDC and other relevant agencies and governments across the country and maintain high personal hygiene.

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“All activities by our party from ward to national levels, involving large gatherings should be cancelled, to this end, and in subjection to the current situations in the country.

“We have taken more measures to protect our members against the impending cataclysm, among these measures was the shutting down of our national and state offices.

“As the pandemic has continued to grow we have thought it wise at this time to appeal to us to stick together as one family, help one another as much as we can, by sharing information, our God-given wealth (in cash and materials) and praying for one another.”

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