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Reactions As Nigeria Governors Extends Lock down To Two Weeks

NGF Extends Lockdown
The Nigeria Governor Forum had on Wednesday agreed on the extension of Lockdown to the next two weeks in order to tackle the spread of #Covid19. According to the address made by its Chairman Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State who said it is the best time to tackle the spread of this disease in different communities.

The 36 State Governors also agreed on interstate lockdown as a measure of curbing this virus and have noted the rate at which some Nigerians are traveling to and fro around the Country.

The NCDC has confirmed 873 cases recently with 28 deaths which makes it more vulnerable to leave different state borders open to avoid high spread.  The forum also promised to work with NCDC to make sure they trained their workers on the use of personal protective equipment.

The Chairman noted that only essential services will be allowed to be transported across state boundaries.

Summary of the NGF meeting held on Wednesday 22nd April 2020

We, members of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), at our meeting held today deliberated on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and resolved as follows:

The Forum held a minute's silence in honor of all Nigerians who have lost their lives during this pandemic.

Members also Conveyed their condolence to Mr. President and the entire people of Borno State over the passing away of the former chief of staff to the president Abba Kyari.

The NGF Chairman also briefed the Forum on the rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the coordination efforts with the federal government

The State Governors called for the decentralization of the COVID-19 response as the best chance of stopping the spread of the disease in communities.

The Forum also received a briefing from the Governors of the affected states.

Lastly, the Governors congratulated Governor Nasir El Rufai for testing negative after the four weeks of testing positive for the virus

Governor Kayode Fayemi
chairman, Nigeria Governors' Forum
22nd April 2020

Meanwhile, reactions have continued to trail over the decisions made by the Forum by some Nigerians who blame the Government for not playing their own role and thereby putting Nigerians in untold hardship without catering for their welfare.

Source: NGF Forum

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