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Governors meet on COVID-19 Wednesday

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Governors of the 36 states in the country meet on Wednesday over the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

The governors, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Head of Media and Public Affairs Unit of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, are expected to deliberate and work out an appropriate COVID-19 response at the meeting.

The statement read: “Alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the COVID-19 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.

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“The meeting which will be the first this year 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 at 2:00 p.m. prompt but Governors are expected to start logging on at 1:00 p.m.

“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.”

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