The President, advised state governors to not take the raging COVID-19 pandemic as a joke.
He asked them to step up enlightenment of their people on the seriousness of the infection.
Buhari informed the governors that the pandemic was beyond technology, power, and resources.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, advised state governors to not take the raging COVID-19 pandemic as a joke.
He requested them to step up enlightenment of their people. On the seriousness of the infection by making certain they stayed protected.
Buhari additionally called on the governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. To streamline the measures targeted at containing the spread.
The President made the call during a virtual meeting he held with the governors.
However, he participated in the meeting through a video conference from the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, led his colleagues to join from other locations.
The President said that having acquired a briefing from the PTF’s Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha. He had directed that each side worked closely.
“I’ve directed that they work very closely with the governors”, he mentioned, including, “We now have to be very careful. We have to continue to educate and persuade the people. To accept the reality of the situation, and do all that is necessary to stay safe.”
Buhari informed the governors that the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources.”
The President noted that big countries with enormous resources were overwhelmed by the pandemic. A sign that small countries like Nigeria should take precautionary measures more significantly.
Moreover, “The meeting additionally discussed economic and security issues, amongst others. With the governors commending the President on the ‘leadership and direction’. He has given the nation in combating COVID-19”, Buhari’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, said.
Recall that some state governors had lifted the lockdown of their domains. Permitting for religious activities to take place in mosques and church buildings.
That they had additionally called back civil servants to work and are said to be preparing to reopen schools.
Meanwhile, following the fight towards coronavirus that has been ravaging the nation. Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the large population in Nigeria constitutes a challenge within the battle against the prevailing pandemic.