Cooperate With PTF To Battle Virus, Buhari Advises Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised governors to cooperate with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control so as to achieve the goal of containing the virus.

President Buhari spoke during a virtual meeting with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday.

He reminded the governors of the need to educate and persuade Nigerians to accept the reality of the situation and to do all that is necessary to stay safe.

A statement by Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as telling the governors that the PTF had briefed him on next steps in the national response to the pandemic, “and I have directed that they work very closely with the governors.”

President Buhari said the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources,” noting that countries that had all those, were recording highest casualties around the world.

The meeting also discussed economic and security issues, among others, with the governors, who commended the President on the “leadership and direction” he has given the country in combating COVID-19.

The President was joined in the Executive Council chambers at the State House, Abuja, by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, among others.

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