FG gives fresh updates on COVID-19, says Nigeria has a long way to go
- FG has given fresh updates on coronavirus pandemic
- The SGF, Boss Mustapha, said on Monday, April 27, that the country has a long way to go in containing COVID-19
- Mustapha, however, noted that the situation in Kano state was being closely monitored
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic has said despite progress so far made to combat the spread of the infection, the country had yet a long ground to cover.
The Nation reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the (PTF), Boss Mustapha, who stated this on Monday, April 27, at the daily media briefing in Abuja, also said the situation in Kano state was being closely monitored.
Legit.ng gathered that the SGF whose speech opened the day’s briefing, re-echoed the charge to all Nigerians to take responsibility for the fight against COVID-19, noting that much more success would be achieved when advisories already issued and other preventive measures were seriously followed.
He said: “Over the last four weeks, we made appreciable progress but we are not yet out of the woods because a lot more is required to be done.
“Nigerians at all levels must take responsibility for our actions, adopt behavioural modification, ensure compliance with advisories and provide guidance to our followers and youths.
“The PTF has continued to assess the situation nationwide and an appropriate Report has been submitted to Mr. President for decision making
“It is expected that once a decision is made, the president will address Nigerians on further measures to be taken, later today. I urge all Nigerians to be on the lookout for the broadcast.
“The PTF shall continue to pursue the strategy of aggressive testing, detection, isolation, contact tracing, care and management. Similarly, non-pharmaceutical measures will be enhanced.”
On the situation in Kano state, Mustapha said the PTF, in active conjunction with the state government, was following developments up closely, being guided by the federal ministry of health and other development partners.
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“The situation in Kano is being addressed very closely by the NCDC in strong partnership with the State government and guidance by the Federal Ministry of health as well as support from our development partners,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a deputy commissioner police in charge of zonal criminal investigation department Edo state, Francis Bissong, died from COVID-19 complications in his official apartment in Benin, on Tuesday, April 21.
It was reported that the Edo state commissioner of information, Patrick Okundia, had earlier announced the death of Bissong but he did not go into details.
However, Paul Yakadi, an assistant inspector-general of police in charge of zone 5, Benin has narrated the events that led to Bissong’s death.
Yakadi in a statement disclosed that the deceased had on April 9, travelled to Akure, Ondo state capital, to see his family and celebrate Easter with them.
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