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Nigerian govt optimistic over end to COVID-19, commends Lagos govt

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed optimism that the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria would soon end.

The government also commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and his team for the great work they were doing towards the containment of the disease.

The Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha stated this in Lagos on Tuesday during the visit of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to isolation centres in the state.

Mustapha, who is the chairman of the taskforce, while commending Sanwo-Olu and his team, said “Lagos is doing a great job” on containment of the pandemic and will soon be a thing of the past, in view of concerted and sustained efforts to curtail the pandemic in the country.

He however called on residents of the state to continue to give government the necessary support in the fight against COVID-19, in order to kick it out of the country.

The task force, in the company of Governor Sanwo-Olu, inspected isolation facilities at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos Island; Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Yaba; University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba and Gbagada General Hospital, Isolation Centre, Gbagada.

Also in the entourage was Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, among other personalities.

The SGF, while speawith reporters, said: “Thank you for the great job that you’re doing in supporting the work that is being undertaken by His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State and his team.

“We’ve just taken a tour of this facilities that is very important place in anticipation that we’ll have to receive patients here.

“So far, I think Lagos State is doing a great job. From what I’ve seen here, they’re putting up a first class and a world class facility that will help us in the management of those that are affected with COVID-19.

“I think we are on course and the basic strategy of the national response is containment, try as much as possible to reduce spreads to tracking of those that have already been infected so that we minimize the case of community transmission.

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“We are doing very well. So far, processes that have been put in place, the plans, the objectives are being achieved.

“I listened to the briefing of the commissioner for Lagos State yesterday, where there was quite a clear indication that the reason for the lockdown and the processes that have been put in place is achieving its desired objective.”

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