- NGF has revealed what it would do to tackle the impact of coronavirus on Nigeria's economy
- The governors' forum said it would address the threat posed by COVID-19
- Governor Fayemi, who is the chairman of the forum, said Governor El-Rufai is appointed to head the sub-committee that would address the challenge
Apparently worried about the spread of coronavirus in the country and its impact on the economy, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said it is strategising how to address the challenges posed by the deadly disease.
The Nation reports that the NGF noted that part of the measures to address the challenge, is the decision to constitute a sub-committee to be headed by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
Legit.ng gathered that the committee was set up to comprehensively review the trend and advise state governments on the set of actions required to address challenges in the economy.
The governors, at a meeting of the NGF in Abuja on Wednesday, March 18, entertained a presentation by the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, on the federal government’s efforts against the COVID-19 threat and resolved to collaborate with the government at the centre.
They faulted calls by the legislature and others on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on Nigeria’s preparedness for the impact of COVID-19.
The chairman of the NGF and Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, made public the various resolutions of the forum.
On the call on Buhari to address the nation, Fayemi said: “Every day, I notice that we receive an address. There is a COVID-19 Task Force that has been put together by the federal government. That task force addresses the country almost on a daily basis.
“We have seen the minister of health. We have seen the secretary to the federation brief the nation. What the nation needs is information, regularly delivered, in order to keep the citizens well informed about the steps to take. It really should not matter, who is giving these conferences on a daily basis.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) ordered the immediate shutdown of all its enrollment centres in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Katsina and Anambra states.
It was reported that the NIMC took the decision as part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
A statement issued by the head, corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke, indicates that the move became necessary to prevent its staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
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