President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for a further period till the end of March, 2021 bearing in mind the new surge in the number of cases and the bid for vaccines.
The President disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while receiving the End-of-Year Report of the task force.
According to President Buhari, “recent reports reaching me indicate that Nigeria is now facing a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide which is similar to the second wave of infections occurring in other countries across the world.
“New epicentres have been identified and the nation cannot afford to lose the gains of the last nine months. I have critically evaluated the situation and remain convinced that urgent measures have to be taken to halt the spread and the attendant fatalities.
Source: Voice of Nigeria