The Federal Government on Monday said it did not know how long COVID-19 would last in the country.

The Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this at a press conference he jointly addressed with the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja where the government revealed that the country had recorded its second COVID-19 death.

President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, on Sunday, ordered lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, and Ogun states.

Buhari had during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, said the 14-day lockdown would enable the government to trace and treat those who must have contracted the virus.

On Monday, the SGF, Boss Mustapha, said, “We don’t know how long this thing will last. That’s the truth about it. I believe with the sheer determination of all Nigerians, we will overcome these challenges.

“We are doing everything to ensure the conformity of policies with state governments. We will do everything within our power to stop the case.”