NIGERIANS LOOK FORWARD, to Tuesday, June 30, when government will announce the next phase of eased lockdown of Covid-19, in the country.  While Lagos and Osun states governments are threatening further lockdown, due to rising cases of COVID-19.  Lagos remains the epic centre of the pandemic. Local government areas with highest cases are Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Nigerian government and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and his team, after briefing President Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Monday, disclosed that government decision would be announced on Tuesdays, June 30.

The Task Force delegation to brief the president on latest efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country, included Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health; Sani Aliyu, Coordinator of the PTF; and Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Routinely, the PFT on Covid-19, briefs President Buhari, and make recommendations for the president’s approval, which are made public for strict compliance.

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to the president on New Media, on his part, tweeted: “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.”