Buhari holds meeting with governors over state of the nation

Buhari holds meeting with governors over state of the nation

- President Buhari is holding virtual meeting with Nigerian governors

- Those participating in the meeting include Boss Mustapha and Ibrahim Gambari

- The meeting is expected to be focused on the opening of the country

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently engaging Nigerian governors in a virtual meeting over the state of the nation.

Governors, secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, are all present at the meeting.

The meeting is believed to be on the opening of the country which has been on different lockdowns following the devastation being wrecked by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that on Sunday, Nigeria recorded another 338 new cases of the disease.

As it stands, 5959 cases have been confirmed in the country, 1594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that amid ongoing collective efforts channelled against the coronavirus crisis, the federal government has warned that there is no cure yet for the Covid-19 infection.

The declaration was made by the Ministry of Health via its official Twitter page on Monday, May 1, adding that investigations through clinical trials are ongoing on a possible cure.

"There isn't any cure yet for the treatment of #COVID19. Treatments are under investigation and are tested through clinical trials," the health ministry said.

The ministry also enjoined Nigerians to adhere to the public health advisories issued by government agencies.

Legit.ng had also reported that an Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has advised mosques in Nigeria not to re-open due to the dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MURIC in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, May 18, suggested that mosques should remain closed until the federal government declares the country safe from the pandemic.

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The group stated that it was unwise for some state governments to have permitted the re-opening of mosques. It warned Muslims not to rush to their graves.

MURIC called on authorities in Borno, Gombe and Zamfara state who permitted mosques in their states to reopen to reconsider their decisions.

Reopening mosques at this time can be interpreted as withdrawing from the battlefield and leaving the rest of the country to face the fight alone. It may also be interpreted as disobedience to FG’s restriction on crowding,” MURIC said.

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