President Buhari today had a virtual meeting with members of the Nigerian Governors Forum where he appealed to all state governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force to bring an end to the Coronavirus pandemic in the nation.
A statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, says the President informed the governors that the PTF had briefed him on the next steps to take in the national response to the pandemic and that he has directed them to work very closely with the Governors to fulfill them.
During the meeting, President Buhari said the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources,” noting that countries that had all those, were recording highest casualties round the world.
“We have to be very careful. We need to continue to educate and persuade the people to accept the reality of the situation, and do all that is necessary to stay safe,” the President said.
The meeting also discussed economic and security issues, among others, with the Governors commending the President on the “leadership and direction” he has given the country in combating COVID-19.