Governors under the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have described the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the President’s Chief of Staff as exciting.
Governors of the thirty- states have expressed fears over the increasing Cases of Coronavirus, COVID- 19 across the country, just as they stressed the urgent need for additional measures by State Governors to ramp up capacity for testing, increase the availability of isolation beds to at least 300 per State, accelerate the procurement of additional personal protective equipment (PPE).
Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), have expressed worry over the increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country and have agreed to ramp up testing as well as provide a 300 bed space per state for isolation and treatment.
The 36 governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have criticised the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. The chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a statement he signed, on Wednesday, said the bill lacks proper “consultation” of governors and should be “stepped down”.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday lamented Nigerians’ non-compliance with guidelines on the gradual reopening of the economy. The task force Chairman, Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the PTF press conference in Abuja, said disregard for the ban on interstate movements and other guidelines was an indication of the danger ahead.
Governors across the thirty-six States of the federation have expressed concerned over the continued movement of persons across States despite the enforcement of inter-State lockdown. The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State made this known at the end of the 7th COVID-19 Teleconference Meeting of the governors on Wednesday to deliberate on the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.