Federal Government Decides on Covid-19: Not More than 20 Persons In Public Gathering Ahead of The Eldi Fitri Celebration
Wakeupafrica360 through information from our source in Nigeria has it that the federal government led by his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted public gatherings in the country ahead of the Eldi Fitri Celebrations due to the coronavirus outbreaks in the country. According to the government, the total number of public gatherings should not exceed 20 persons. This was disclosed on Thursday by the chairman of the presidential Taskforce (PTF) on Covid-19 who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. According to him, the decision is one of the measure taken by the government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the country. He also disclosed that the house of representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to work alongside the taskforce committee. More so, the federal government has asserted that Monday May 25 and Tuesday May 26 will be public holidays in order to mark the Eldi Fitri Celebration. This assertion was made by the Minister of interiors, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of the federal government in the state capital, Abuja.
According to his speech, Aregbesola called on all Muslim faithful to imitate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, piece and good neighborhood as preached by the Holy Prophet Muhammad. He equally expressed concerns about the recent ethnic conflicts in some part of Northern Nigeria and urged Nigerian to be tolerate and see themselves as single entity despite our religious and ethnic differences. He went further to assure Nigerians of the government’s commitment in battling the coronavirus outbreak in the country. According to him, the President Buhari led administration will do everything within its power and mandate to ensure that the coronavirus outbreak just like the Ebola virus outbreak would not last long in the country. The citizens should keep faith with the government as it will never fail to put their interest first as it has always done in time past.
Still on the coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos state government has expanded reasons why the state will continue to record more cases of the coronavirus than any other state in the country especially Kano State. The Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi revealed that the state has more testing capacity and is testing more samples than other states. Moving forward, good news abounds as Nigeria recorded another victory in the fight against the coronavirus in the country. The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has successfully validated the first phase of the extraction involving the Viral Ribonucleic Acid. This will facilitate local production of testing kits. This took place yesterday in the medical laboratory of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Abuja. Information made available to wakeupafrica360 by out source in Nigeria revealed that the Director-General of NABDA, Prof. Alex Akpa, said that the successful validation is important not only to Nigeria but Africa as a whole as more testing kits will be massively produced with more people being tested for covid-19 not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa too