The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to shun any action that will diminish the gains made in the containment of the pandemic.
The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha who made the plea on Thursday during the national briefing, stressed that the survival of the nation is important.
He also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved additional N8.9bn for COVID-19 hazard allowance to all medical health workers.
“In addition, the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for hospitals and isolation centres will be given priority,” Mustapha said.
Speaking further, the Task Force Chairman said in a bid to promote community engagement, the PTF met with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Polio and Primary Health Care, to discuss on how to control community spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, the Royal fathers pledged their commitment and continued support as custodians of the rich history and cultures of the people.
“We are working on replicating this dialogue around the country,” he noted.
“Also, today, the PTF briefed the National Food Security Council on the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and the food value chain. The impact no doubt has been heavy but the government has re-calibrated its strategy for mitigating the impact.
“Last week we promised that the Chairman of INEC will join the national briefing to unveil the plans of the Commission for the Edo and Ondo Governorship elections within the COVID-19 era. I therefore welcome Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and his colleagues to the briefing. He will be available to respond to your questions.”