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COVID-19: Details of Buhari, Presidential Task Force Meeting Emerges



COVID-19: Details of Buhari, Presidential Task Force Meeting Revealed

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to update him on the coronavirus pandemic.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, led the delegation to Buhari.

Speaking to Channels TV after the meeting, the SGF revealed that Buhari expressed satisfaction with moves taken to combat the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

The president also thanked the Taskforce, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for their efforts.

Mustapha said: “Well, the president expressed his satisfaction that in spite of the difficulties and the fact that as a nation, we lack the capable infrastructure looking at what is happening to the developed world, where countries that have traditionally established health institutions with all the palliatives, with all the privileges, with all the schemes that guide its people have crumble as a result of COVID-19, we are still standing and doing our best under the circumstances to ensure that we provide the necessary direction.

“So he expressed his satisfaction with the PTF, the minister of health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, which are an integral part of the task force and all the multi-sectoral ministries and are involved in this work – the armed forces, the police, the kind of cooperation we have received from them, without them we wouldn’t have recorded the modest successes that we have achieved.”

Naija News reports that President Buhari will on Monday, May 18 2020, address Nigerians in a national broadcast over the coronavirus pandemic.

Buhari is expected to tell Nigerians whether or not the country would go ahead with the second phase of the easing of the lockdown.

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