As the number of coronavirus cases increase in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday suspended all activities of the party across the federation.
The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja said the decision was to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Activities at its secretariats and offices have also been suspended across the country.
Ologbondiyan said the decision became necessary in respect to the need for continuous social distancing and observing other health safety measures against the spread COVID-19 in the country.
“The PDP enjoins the Federal Government to continue to review situations as they concern the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and take measures, even if stringent, to safeguard lives.
“The party earlier directed a partial shutdown and skeletal activities at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja from Wednesday, March 25,” the statement read in part.