- Nigerians have been told to expect new directives from President Buhari on procedures to be adopted to check the spread of COVID-19
- SGF Boss Mustapha made the disclosure shortly after members of the COVID-19 task force meet with the president
- Mustapha stated that the COVID-19 task force has supplied the president with all the information required to look at the issues
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, May 18, give Nigerians new directives on procedures to be adopted to check the spread of COVID-19.
Boss Mustapha, who chairs Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the disclosure shortly after members of the task force met with the president on Sunday, May 17, The Nation reports.
He said the president will outline new procedures and guidelines for the next phase of the national response to COVID-19.
Mustapha stated that the COVID-19 task force had supplied the president with all the information required to look at the issues.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic is not going to go away any time soon.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, May 17, received briefing from members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 at the State House, Abuja.
This was contained in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to the president on new media, on his Tweeter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
Legit.ng gathered that the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), and chairman of the Task Force, Boss Mustapha led the delegation to meet with the president.
The task force met with the president to update him on developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
Another report stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on a nation-wide broadcast concerning the easing of the lockdown caused by coronavirus.
This was revealed by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, Channels TV reports.
Sani said that in the address fixed for Monday, May 18, President Buhari will decide whether the country will embark on a second phase of the easing of the lockdown.
Meanwhile, an aircraft belonging to an aviation firm based in the United Kingdom (UN), Flair Aviation, has been seized by the federal government for operating commercial a flight in Nigeria.
The decision of the Nigerian government was disclosed by the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday, May 17, via his Twitter handle.
The minister revealed that while the aircraft has been impounded, the crew members are being interrogated at the moment.
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