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Governors Agree on 14-Day National Lockdown

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governors agree on 14-day national lockdown - images 2020 04 22T235529 - Governors Agree on 14-Day National LockdownThe Nigeria Governors Forum, Chairman briefed the forum on the rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and coordination efforts with the Federal Government, multilateral and bilateral partners and the private sector through the Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID).

The forum also held a minute’s silence in honour of all Nigerians who have lost their lives from coronavirus, especially health workers who were in the front lines of the pandemic.

Members also conveyed their condolence to President Muhammadu buhari and the people of Borno State on the passing of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari.
The NGF also congratulated the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who after nearly four weeks of testing positive and observing very strict medical regime, has now received two consecutive negative test results for the coronavirus.
A communiqe issued by the NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, at the end of the sixth COVID-19 teleconference meeting said only essential services would be permitted.

Governors also resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level, headed by their State Commissioners of Health in order to strengthen coordinated implementation of necessary public health recommendations across States.
Finally, Governors of the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday, 22nd of April, 2020, unanimously agreed to the implementation of an inter-State lockdown in the country over the next two weeks to reduce and curb the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 virus from State to State within the country.

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