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What Buhari, Health Minister, NCDC DG Discussed As Lockdown Ends Today

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met with the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehaniere and the Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Naija News gathered that the closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa was conveyed to discuss the strange disease in Kano, the lockdown and the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Ehanire said his Ministry is in constant touch with the Kano State Government over the strange disease killing people.

The Minister revealed that he and Ihekweazu briefed Buhari on the activities of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the restriction in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States.

Ehanire assured that Nigeria was winning the fight against the outbreak as all relevant health institutions were working in collaboration.

He said: “The fight is going on very well. As I said, all countries have continued with the struggle against coronavirus, using the strategies that they have developed for their own countries.

“We have developed a strong strategy as we are working with other expert groups like the NCDC and relevant health organisations. So, we are also working with the states and the governors.”

On his part, Ihekweazu said NCDC will continue to build up its testing strategies.

“At the moment, 14 testing centres have been activated across the country. We want to bring the test closer to every state. Everybody is working very hard to solve this problem.

“I can see that some people are already procuring Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits. They don’t work as far as we know. So, I will really recommend that we all stick to the National Strategy, build on it, support its expansion and together we will get on top of the pandemic,” he stated.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.