There are indications that the Federal Government of Nigeria will open schools, worship Centres, tourism sector, hotels and all other business places in a fortnight.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the explanation, during Tuesday’s daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.
The SGF also revealed that in the bid to achieve this targeted preparedness for businesses, offices, educational institutions and other institutions of society to gradually open up, the PTF would intensify consultations and engagements with various authorities on how to achieve successful implementation of measures and regulations.
He went further to reveal that part of the engagements and consultations were targeted at ensuring that essential services providers, who had been captured for exemptions in the various regulations and protocols issued get to go about their duties unhindered, THE DAILY VENDOR reports.
He, however, charged all Nigerians to learn to adapt to the new behavioural and changes required by the COVID-19 reality and the measures introduced to help the country beat the spread of the disease, noting that the outbreak of COVID-19 had changed the world as it used to be known.
“I must also emphasise that the two additional weeks should be utilized by businesses, offices, professional bodies, places of worship, educational institutions, etc awaiting reopening to plan and adopt new strategies under a COVID-19 era in line with the guidelines. Above all, behavioral change is a must for every citizen because COVID 19 has changed the world completely” said the SGF
“The PTF COVID-19 is committed and determined to continue to provide the required leadership for this national response. In the coming days, intense consultations will be deepened with different segments of the society including the state governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders to ensure a coordinated implementation of the measures.” He said