By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on the governors of the 36 states of the federation to work closely with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, to engender better harmony in the daunting task of stemming the spread of the novel virus in the country.
The President gave the charge during an online meeting with the Governors’ Forum, in Abuja.
He disclosed 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.
Buhari said that 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.
Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement said that 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.