Police Define Essential Workers, Warn Them Not To Misuse Privilege

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The Nigerian Police Force has named categories of people that falls under “essential workers” and has warned them not to take undue advantage of their positions and privileges to pursue other purposes not connected with the performance of their duties.

IGP M.A ADAMU

According to Press Statement released on Wed 20 May 2020 on Twitter, the Force said all essential workers including medical personnel, ambulance service providers, journalists, firefighters are to remain exempted from the movement restriction orders as well as the national curfew.

The Statement reads: “Following unending inquiries on the status of essential workers in respect of the due enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction orders emplaced by the Federal Government, it has become necessary to clear all ambiguity on the position of the Nigeria Police Force especially as it relates to persons on essential duties.

“The Force wishes to state that it is not oblivious of the sensitive, indispensable, patriotic & frontline role of the nation’s workforce that falls within the category of Essential Service Providers particularly as it relates to efforts to curtail & contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To this effect, all essential workers including medical personnel, ambulance service providers, journalists, fire-fighters, etc remain exempted from the movement restriction orders as well as the national curfew.

“Consequently, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens.

“Meanwhile, the IGP enjoins all workers who fall within these categories not to take undue advantage of their positions and privileges to advance other purposes not connected with the performance of their duties within the stated period.”

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