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Set structures for enforcing Covid-19 regulations, FG tells States

By Dan-Maryam Zayamu

The Federal Government has called on state governors to establish structures and systems that will enable them enforce the Covid-19        rules and guidelines.
This is to enable states to contain the devastating and dangerous second wave of the virus.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made the position of the federal government known at a media briefing organised by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, in Abuja, Monday.
“The PTF strongly appeals to all sub-national entities to please remain conscious of the rising numbers and the associated fatalities.
“They are therefore required to establish appropriate structures and systems for the enforcement. The PTF will continue to collaborate with the Nigeria Governors Forum on the management of this public health emergency because every citizen resides within the jurisdiction of the states. 
“The PTF also wishes to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the fact that sanctions and punishments (including jail terms and fines) have been prescribed for violators of the provisions under the Regulations.
“All Law enforcement Agencies have been fully briefed and instructed to enforce the law within the appropriate limits.”
The SGF revealed that the processes for accessing and procuring vaccines for Nigerians has advanced and “we continue to ensure that it will be safe and effective for Nigerians when eventually we procure it. 
“As you are aware, the whole world is pursuing the same commodity and we have to secure our source while at the same time preparing our infrastructure and capacity for administration.”
He noted that the PTF was conscious of the pains Nigerians were going through as a result of the restrictions.
“In our effort to continue to balance lives and livelihood, I wish to state that the PTF is fully conscious of the pains and concerns of businesses in the aviation and related sectors, especially around international airports that are yet to reopen  (Kano, Port Harcourt & Enugu). 
“We feel your pains and share your fears. The evaluation of the COVID-19 developments is progressing and we are also expediting action  on the arrival of vaccines so that we shall further relax the restriction and reopen our vital facilities,” he said

Written by ExpressDay

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