Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi has revealed that the eleven remaining states who has not recorded any case of COVID-19
might not escape from the ravaging pandemic in the country. He also suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to spread to all states of the country.
Naija News Understands that Fayemi, who made the remark in a Skype interview on Politics Today said since February 27 when the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the country, the pandemic has spread to twenty-five states of the Federation.
“From everything we’ve heard from NCDC, which is the specialist body in charge, there is nothing to suggest that it would not spread to all the 36 states,” he said. “So, we are in for a long ride. We are very concerned. If you look at the number of times we met over the last one month. We’ve had five meetings which focused almost exclusively on COVID-19 and its spread and the concomitant economic effects on the Nigerian citizens,” Governor Fayemi said.
As a result, he said governors are trying to use all their capacity to fight the pandemic. To complement the actions of the government, he called on Nigerians to play their part and follow directives and protocols.
“I don’t think we have reached the peak yet. So, Nigerians need to take this very seriously. This is not entertainment,” he warned.