By Musa Adamu
National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been shutdown for two weeks as a measure to protect the staff from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole announced this in a brief meeting with the staff.
According to him, as a ruling party they have to join the government in finding a way to curtail the spread of the virus, therefore the need to shutdown the Secretariat.
The chairman who came with a nose mask maintained distance from the two other National Working Committee members who were present during the briefing.
He assured the staff that the compulsory stay at home would not affect the prompt payment of their salary.
Addressing them, he said, “This is just a preventive measures the party has taken by closing down the secretariat for about two weeks so we can manage the situation at hand but if it persists, then we will have to extent the holidays because we need to remain alive to be able to serve the country as a whole and members of the party.
“We as APC leaders must be seeing to obey the federal government’s rules. It is no longer a secret that we are facing a pandemic all over the world and Nigeria has its own share of the coronavirus although, it is not as bad as other countries but clearly the numbers are increasing as it is said, prevention is better than cure.
“We had a conversation among ourselves we the NWC members and desired to come up with this decision to shutdown because I am not sure how many of you have private cars. Some of you use public transport to come to work which at this moment could be dangerous and I don’t think we will want to take any risk so we have decided to close the offices.”