From Moses Emorinken, Abuja
The Nationwide Financial Council (NEC) on Thursday promised to carry additional discussions with the Presidential Job Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19 on the reopening of the financial system and colleges.
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa spoke by way of Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai in a digital deal with with State Home correspondents after a digital NEC assembly presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Okowa stated the council took the report on the interface between NEC’s advert hoc committee and the PTF on COVID-19 on the benefit of the lockdown and reopening of the financial system.
“Rather a lot has been performed as a result of we now have had a number of conferences with the PTF and our inputs have been taken within the briefings to the President and the rules have been launched.
“Since we began the assembly on Might 28, a number of choices have been taken and these choices have already began to influence on the financial system.
“Presently, the formal and casual sectors of the financial system have step by step been reopened, other than a number of segments that also should be mentioned. We’ve got additionally realised that the agricultural areas have additionally been opened to farming actions.
In line with him, there are nonetheless different sectors of the financial system that will not be open till additional discussions are held.
Okowa stated the interface additionally mentioned the problem regarding the reopening of worship centres and in lots of states of the federation, together with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“Worship centres have been reopened with good protocols to be put in place, which should be monitored by the varied states and the FCT. So, lots is definitely being performed.”
Additionally, president of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA), Prof. Harmless Ujah, on Thursday hailed the Federal Authorities for sustaining the shutdown of colleges.
Talking with The Nation in Abuja, Ujah stated: “We’re 100 per cent in settlement with the Federal Authorities’s choice to proceed the shutdown of colleges.