The Federal Government has raised the alarm that Covid-19 is spreading like wildfire in the country.
Speaking at the media briefing organized by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 in Abuja, Wednesday, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, called on Nigerians to join hands in the fight against the disease.
He called for the adherence of all rules, guidelines and protocols for the Covid-19.
“Let me remind us all that this pandemic is real and its spreading like wide fire.
“We must all arise to fight this potent and invisible common enemy by adhering to the guidelines and protocols for COVID-19, which includes personal hygiene, social distancing, wear of masks in public places, obeying the stay-at-home order and reporting unusual illness to the authorities for investigation,” he said.
The SGF, therefore applauded His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs for endorsing the recommendations of the Emergency Fatwah Committee by issuing a statement guiding the conduct of the Ummah during the Ramadan.
The statement, according to him, has directed Muslim faithfuls on the suspension of obligatory religious activities such as Jumaat, congregational and other sessions during the month of Ramadan to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
“I similarly commend the application of these directives in the states and implore all state Governors to please consider these directives before taking further decisions,” he noted.
Boss Mustapha, however, disclosed that the PTF was having sleepless nights as a result of the development in Kano.
He said that PTF was working in close contact with the Kano state government to arrest the situation.