Begin COVID-19 Preventive Measures Before Second Wave, NGF Urges States

As the country begins phased opening of the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian Governors’ Fo­rum (NGF) has urged state governments to take cogni­zance of the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 in­fection and should start pre­paring preventive measures.

This is part of resolutions contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 14th teleconference meeting of the Forum held on Wednes­day, August 5 2020, and signed by the chairman Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.

Fayemi also disclosed that the recent attack on the con­voy of the Borno State gov­ernor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and the rap­idly degenerating state of security across the country was discussed, adding that the NEC Ad-Hoc Commit­tee on Security and Policing met on Tuesday August 4 2020 with the heads of the nation’s security agencies to discuss and review the security chal­lenges in the country.

He said the resolutions reached would be presented to President Muhammad Bu­hari shortly.

According to the commu­niqué, which was made avail­able to newsmen Thursday morning by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs, the NGF Secretariat, the governors also reached a number of resolutions including that all COVID-19 Task Forces in the various states would work closely with their Palliatives Implementation Committees to target the most vulnerable population in society for the distribution of the CACOVID palliatives, particularly in local governments that have been identified as epicenters.




By Chidi Ugwu,

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