- The PTF on COVID-19 says it has made recommendations to President Buhari on whether schools should be reopened or not
- The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure shortly after a meeting with the president
- Mustapha, however, did not disclose the recommendations made to the president
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has said it has made recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari on whether schools and religious houses should be reopened or not.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure on Sunday, May 31, shortly after a meeting with the president, Premium Times reported.
Mustapha however, did not disclose the recommendations made, but pointed out that only the president could make a final decision on such matters.
…So the issues of places of worships, the issues of schools, the issues of some certain businesses that were not opened hitherto are part of the packages that we have looked at and we’ve made the appropriate recommendations, but you know that Mr President is the only one that can take decisions in respect of that," he said.
Meanwhile, the authorities of Abia state on Saturday, May 30, confirmed the return of Emmanuel Ononiwu, a COVID-19 patient, who escaped from an isolation facility recently.
Ononiwu had been declared wanted by the state but on Saturday, May 30, the information commissioner; Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, confirmed that he had returned for treatment.
The Nation quoted Okiyi-Kalu as saying that Ononiwu had returned and is being placed on medical custody at an isolation centre in Amachara, Umuahia.
Ononiwu, it was confirmed, reappeared at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Aba, with his wife and family members at exactly 8.05 am Saturday, May 30.
In another report, as Nigeria prepares for life after the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has assured citizens that it will soon roll out additional stimulus packages for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.
This was disclosed by the special assistant to the president on MSME in the office of the vice president, Tola Johnson.
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Johnson made the disclosure at a virtual briefing on Friday, May 29, which centred mostly on the forthcoming National MSME Clinic award.
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