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Democracy Day: SGF calls for sober reflection

As Nigeria commemorates its National Democracy Day, Government says there is need for sober reflection on the situation of Covid-19 in the country.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha stated this at the daily joint press briefing in Abuja.

According to him, the goal of every Nigerian must be to stay alive and remain Covid-19 free.

“Let the date be a reminder of the reality of our times, the disrupting effects of Covid-19, the realization that we are faced with a new normal and the necessity for us to individually and collectively prepare ourselves to conquer this pandemic.

The best celebration we would bequeath ourselves, is to strengthen our individual and collective resolve to abide by the guidelines to protect ourselves, our friends, our loved ones and the country at large”, he said.

Precision measures in high burden areas
Mustapha also noted that as the fight against Covid-19 continues, the Committee had advanced in its preparation for taking precision measures within the identified high burden local government areas.

 “The strategy will be unfolded in due course. We are also emphasizing risk communication and community engagement in a sustainable manner”, he said.

He further urged State Governments to reach out to traditional, religious and community leaders for dialogue and education.

Boss Mustapha added that the major message will be ownership, behavioral change and taking responsibility.

Source: Voice of Nigeria