Being remarks by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the national briefing of Monday, May 18, 2020
I welcome you to the National Briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for Monday, 18th May, 2020.
Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
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As parts of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government on Wednesday extended the closure of airports in the country by four weeks.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, demanded the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to prosecute the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 pandemic, Boss Mustapha.
Nigerian government, on Monday, announced the closure of all land borders for four weeks.
Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of presidential task force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Monday evening.
He also announced that weekly federal executive council will be suspended till further notice.
“The council of state meeting earlier scheduled for Thursday has also been postponed,” Mustapha added.
This is following the increase in number of cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The cases in Nigeria have been on the rise in the past few days as 36 persons have tested positive for COVID-19.
Also the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the death of a 67-year-old man who returned to the country following medical treatment in the United Kingdom, UK.
The victim’s identity was revealed to be a former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu.
For a better society
The Federal Government has barred all government officials, including public and civil servants, from travelling abroad.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said Nigerians must uphold the tenets of moral, religious, and cultural values to put an end to terrorist attacks and insecurity in the country.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has explained reasons why Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari cannot sack service chiefs now.