Federal Government hands over COVID-19 battle to states

June 1, 2020

The Federal Government has pushed the battle to contain Coronavirus to states and communities. According to the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on the pandemic, Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Federal Government will henceforth only provide supervision and coordination..Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), spoke at the State House after members of the PTF briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and discussed their recommendations on the next phase of the battle.

According to him, Nigeria had reached the critical stage of community transmission, adding that communities were under the supervision of the council areas, under which structure the communities fall. He said there would also be the full involvement of traditional and religious institutions, adding that managing the health crisis at this point had melted down into the more complex community level.

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