GOVERNORS MEET TOMORROW TO ASSESS RESPONSES TO CORONAVIRUS, COMPARE NOTES

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is to review the Covid-19 situation and various measures taken by state governments at various stages since the virus hit Nigeria.

The meeting is slated for April 22.

The NGF made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by its Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo.

He said the meeting would be the sixth tele-conference of the governors since the COVID-19 pandemic slipped into the country.

Mr Bello-Barkindo said that the Director-General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru, in an invitation to members of the forum, asked governors to prepare to discuss the journey so far and provide state-by-state updates on the dominant issue of the season.

“Four states, namely Bauchi, Ogun, Lagos and Oyo will be invited to share their experiences with the rest of the country.

“The National Economic Council Ad-hoc Committee and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 are also expected to make presentations before the governors at the meeting.

“The meeting, which will start at 2 p.m. will also deliberate on palliatives to the most vulnerable in the society and how the federal and state governments are collaborating on the pandemic and the type of assistance that the president will be rendering to states.

“Many governors attended the five previous meetings and their contributions have been useful.’’