Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy
Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum , are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID -19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly overcome the effects of the pandemic .
The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation , Mr Mele Kyari , is also expected to participate in the meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday.
This was contained in an invitation from the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum , Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru , to the governors .
According to the invitation , issues to be discussed at the meeting include : “ an update from the Presidential Task Force, on Covid-19, a new initiative code- named CACOVID – Volunteer Health Workers Support Scheme to States , which includes a consideration for a CACOVID – Healthcare Training Proposal among others . ”
Okauru also said , “ The state governors will also take a peek into the CACOVID Distribution of palliatives and also receive a feedback from states . It is expected to get an update on the lockdown and see whether or not the palliatives have made any impact on the citizenry.
“ The governors will also discuss the NCDC Bill , 2020 among other matters , apart from taking a critical look at the nation ’ s economic sustainability plan, Post-Covid-19.
“The NNPC GMD , Mr Mele Kyari, is also expected to join the meeting to discuss the intervention and coordination efforts of the NNPC since the outbreak of the pandemic . The meeting is to start at 2 pm .”