President Muhammadu Buhari would most likely address the nation again this weekend on the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
This follows two major briefings he received Friday evening from officials he has appointed to manage the country’s response to the global pandemic.
The President was briefed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Nigeria’s Economic Response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was after he was also briefed by members of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Osinbajo informed the President about the recommendations of his committee on how to handle the economic realities of the pandemic along with the required stimulus packages. The Task Force on the other hand among several issues provided the President with recommendations including extension of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States. There are also considerations on whether the lockdown should be expanded to cover other parts of the country following the largerly criticised relaxation of the restrictions on public gatherings by governors in some of the states this weekend.
It appears the Task Force has also left it to the President to announce the national policy on wearing of nose mask as a measure to curtail the spread of the virus.
The national broadcast by the President on March 29 followed the briefing he received from the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.
Meanwhile, mediadimension observed that while everyone that visited the President wore nose mask he was not seen with anyone.
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