President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the third section of the Nationwide Response on COVID-19 pandemic outbreak within the nation.
The Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Process Pressure (PTF), on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, introduced the president’s approval throughout the PTF day by day briefing on Thursday in Abuja.
Talking on the end result of the assembly between the committee and the President, Mustapha mentioned “Nigerians will all recall that on the onset of the eased lockdown, the PTF drafted a three-phase technique of easing the restrictions, forward of a full reopening of the society and economic system.
“In figuring out what section of the technique to maneuver to, the PTF tried to steadiness the general public well being and financial issues alongside knowledge evaluation.
“The PTF believes that whereas Nigeria is just not prepared for a full reopening of the economic system, there was ample progress to warrant important additional leisure of the restrictions utilized.
“Based mostly on the foregoing, the PTF at this time submitted its seventh Interim Report back to Mr. President for his consideration and approval.
“The principle thrust of the advice is that Nigeria advances to the third section of eased restrictions with additional amendments, to deal with financial, socio-political and well being considerations.
“This can final till a time when the epidemic is sufficiently managed in Nigeria.
“Accordingly, Mr. President has thought of and authorized the next: Transition into the Third Section of the Nationwide Response to COVID-19 for a interval of 4 weeks with impact from 12.01 am on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in step with amendments to deal with financial, socio-political and well being issues mirrored within the implementation tips.”