I was misquoted – SGF, Boss Mustapha clarifies statement on health ...

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has given updates of Thursday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting.

The best reality NEC meeting chaired by Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria.

All the State Governor and relevant government officials joined the teleconference.

Mustapha contributed during the meeting that, the matter of agreements of each state level actions with the recommendations issued was stressed.

“Similarly emphasized is the need for states to diligently implement and enforce compliance. Particularly, I underscored the need for the Governors to provide personal and strong leadership, carry the policy of community ownership to the grass roots and create deeper awareness.

“The Governors were also advised on the decision taken by some of their colleagues to permit large gatherings as such decisions could inadvertently endanger the elderly, the sick and those with underlying factors during such gatherings.”

The Boss Mustapha, also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, retell the groupof persons and services spared from inter-state movement and curfew.

Boss highlighted them as medical personnel, journalists, fire/emergency service personnel, telecommunications workers and bankers on duty.

“The Inspector General of Police has further clarified the categories of essential workers in alignment with the guidelines and has issued instructions to security agents to work on the approved exemptions.”

Boss also included that the PTF has received details that Nigerians have been purchasing hydrxoychloroquine in large quantities.

Boss retell that the drug has not been confirmed for use in treating corona virus in Nigeria by the relevant health and pharmaceutical authorities.

“Self-medication of any kind is fraught with the danger of increasing risks of avoidable casualties. If you are sick, please seek medical advice and if you are confirmed positive, kindly self-isolate in an approved facility”, the PTF boss noted.

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