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COVID-19: Presidential Task Force to develop guidelines for States

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says it will continue to support states by developing guidelines to shape decision-making for future steps in the response and aggressively scale up efforts to ensure effective community information.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made this know at the National Briefing on Monday.

According to him,“in the interest of our nation, the role of the States and Local Governments remain critical to success. The PTF shall engage with the States on the effective implementation of these guidelines. This morning, I participated in a virtual conference between the President and the Nigeria Governors Forum and the subject of collaboration was robustly discussed”.

He urged State Governors to align their state specific measures with the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force.​

“Let me state categorically, that the exemptions allowed under the phase one are still in place. Particularly, Government remains conscious of the fact that we are in the rainy season and farming activities is critical to food and national security. It should therefore, not be hindered” he added.

“I therefore urge States and Security agencies to support, encourage and allow our farmers to carry out their activities”.

Mustapha seized the opportunity to appeal to all Nigerians to show understanding, demonstrate patriotism and take responsibility. “Humanity is in great peril and we are all in danger. Most importantly, we repeat our call on all Nigerians to please STAY HOME and STAY SAFE he stated.

Source: Voice of Nigeria