COVID-19: Governors Express Worry, To Meet Wednesday

COVID-19: Governors Express Worry, To Meet Wednesday
Some Nigeria governors

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has revealed that it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic.

This was contained in a statement signed by its spokesman Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Monday.

The Governors forum stated that it was alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the global pandemic and the country’s “tardy commencement of inoculation.”

The NGF meeting will be the first for the Governors in 2021 and will be conducted virtually.

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The statement read in part, “Alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic, and Nigeria’s tardy commencement of inoculation that is sweeping through countries globally, the 36 governors of the federation may finally come up with a definitive pronouncement, as they will be meeting to find the way forward for the country.

“The meeting which will be the first this year, 2021, by the governors, will, as usual, be virtual, in conformity with the Covid-19 protocols. It is the 23rd of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum teleconferences. The meeting commences 2.00pm prompt but Governors are expected to start logging on fat 1.00pm.

“The Governors’ PTF Committee, headed by Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, which is charged with the responsibility of liaising between the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Governors’ Forum, will brief the Forum on what it needs to know on the vaccines and the way forward.”