Governance

36 Governors Propose Interstate Lockdown to Curb Spread of Covid-19_Ada Nkong

The 36 state governors in Nigeria have agreed that a two-week national inter-state lockdown is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Governors made the decision during a meeting on Wednesday following significant increase in the number of cases reported by the NCDC.
The Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum,Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said the inter-state lockdown would help halt the continued rise in the number of cases as well as the spread of the pandemic.

According to him, the governors also resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level to be headed by health commissioners.

Governor Fayemi had a day before. said the governors were very concerned about the spread of the disease and warned that the country was in for a long ride in the battle against the pandemic.
Speaking about the efforts of state governors in curbing the spread of COVID-19, during a skype interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday, the Governor had conveyed the concern of the forum.

“We are very concerned. If you look at the number of times we met over the last one month. We’ve had five meetings which focused almost exclusively on COVID-19 and its spread and the concomitant economic effects on the Nigerian citizens,” Governor Fayemi had said when asked about the situation.

He, however, said the governors were trying to use all their capacity to fight the pandemic.

To complement the actions of the government, he called on Nigerians to play their part and follow directives and protocols.

“I don’t think we have reached the peak yet. So, Nigerians need to take this very seriously. This is not entertainment,” he warned.

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