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COVID-19: PTF To Forward Reports To President Buhari On Sunday

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has revealed that the PTF would forward recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.

The SGF while speaking at the PTF briefing in Abuja on Thursday noted that the report would be submitted to the President in the next 72 hours after an assessment report on the eased lockdown.

He said, “Within the next 72 hours, the PTF will conclude its assessment on the impact of the measures put in place and further recommendations would be submitted to the President for a decision.”

Mustapha also stated that Nigerians needs to change in lifestyle and behaviour because Coronavirus is not going anytime soon and the cure is not readily available.

“This advisory is based on the fact that the battle is long term and the cure is still in the distant future, nearest being towards the end of 2021. We continue to urge our citizens to follow these advisories diligently,” he stated.

The National Coordinator of PTF, Sani Aliyu, added that the task force would be focusing on greater community mobilisation by engaging over 800,000 volunteers.

“This strategy involves an aggressive campaign to ensure everyone in the community is armed with the information they need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect themselves.”

“It will empower communities to self-mobilise within their interest groups and collectively practise and enforce prevention measures,” Aliyu said.

Aliyu revealed that the plan would cut across communities in the 774 local government areas at the grassroots by engaging partners such as the National Orientation Agency, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, the United Nations Children Education Fund, Jamaatu Nasrul Islam, National Council for Women Societies, Yar’Adua Foundation, Nigerian Interfaith Action Association, the UN system and many more.

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