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Coronavirus: Nigeria enhances coordinated response Mechanism, inaugurates Presidential task force

Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire

Nigeria on Tuesday strengthened its response mechanism to the Corona virus with the inauguration of a Presidential task force.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF , Boss Mustapha is to chair the team, that has Sani Aliyu as the National Coordinator.

The team is made up of health and related fields, as well as Ministers who duties affects areas critical to the Corona Virus disease

Members of the team include Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Interior , Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management,

Others include Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Minister of Information and Culture , Lai Mohammed a d Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud,

The Director General , DG Department of State Security, DSS, Director General DG, Nigeria Center for Disease Control and World Health Organisation WHO country Representatives in Nigeria

The Presidential Task Force for the Control of the Coronavirus-19 Disease (COVID-19), is saddled with the task of providing policy framework to deal with the current global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus

The team is also to provide direction that will avoid it causing significant disruption to health services in the country as well as impacting negatively on the economy”

“The action is in preparation for the unlikely but probable major outbreak of the disease in the country which will require a multi-sectoral inter-governmental approach as advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) similar to that adopted for the HIV epidemic in the last two decades.”


Tony Ailemen, Abuja