The 36 state governors beneath the system of the Nigeria Governors Discussion board (NGF) have agreed to hold their weekly conferences via tele-conferencing to check the distribute of COVID19 in the place.
The NGF Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, stated this in a communique produced offered to newsmen on Monday.
Considering that the to start with outbreak of the coronavirus in the town of Wuhan Hubei province, China, late past yr, other nations around the world impacted by the pandemic have adopted technological indicates of conducting meetings with no undermining basic safety.
For instance, British Primary Minister, Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating right after testing constructive for COVID-19, has been communicating with Britons in series of films posted on his tweeter tackle, attractive to men and women to do the job from property and comply with the social distancing measures.
In the communique, Mr Fayemi explained the NGF users agreed to hold weekly tele-conference to get common updates from all states and keep a coordinated response to the pandemic.
He extra that the forum also agreed to assure “seamless movement of important commodities in the course of the place during the interval of the lockdown in the 3 influenced states, Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.”
President Buhari on Sunday had ordered overall lockdown in two states and Abuja.
According to him, the forum through the NGF secretariat, would layout a protocol for the movement of vital services that would be shared with all point out governments.
“To improve private sector-led help for the COVID-19 pandemic, the NGF secretariat will provide as the coordination system by monitoring the COVID-19 crucial demands of all states, including equipment for speak to tracing/sample assortment, diagnosis and treatment method,” Mr Fayemi claimed.
He also said the governors deliberated on different point out-amount coordination with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, and many others in the private sector these kinds of as the food, drinks and pharmaceuticals associations, as nicely as donor groups led by Messrs Aliko Dangote and the MTN Basis.
He included that the governors also gained an update from the Minister of Overall health, Osagie Ehanire and the Director Basic of the Nigeria Centre for Sickness Management, (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, to increase the capacity of states to enhance testing and cure for COVID-19 scenarios.