President Muhammadu Buhari has charged State Governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, to engender better harmony in the daunting task of checking the pandemic.
He gave the charge today during an online meeting with the Governors’ Forum.
Buhari said that the PTF had briefed him on next steps in the national response to the pandemic, “and I have directed that they work very closely with the Governors.”
The President stated that the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources,” noting that countries that had all those, were recording highest casualties round the world.
Therefore, “we have to be very careful. We need to continue to educate and persuade the people to accept the reality of the situation, and do all that is necessary to stay safe,” Buhari added.
The meeting also discussed economic and security issues, among others, with the Governors commending the President on the “leadership and direction” he has given the country in combating Covid-19.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, participated in the meeting from Aso Rock Villa alongside the President.
ExpressDay notes that Nigeria has as yesterday night recorded a total of 5,959 cases of Covid-19; with 1,594 patients discharged and 182 deaths recorded.