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SGF says Nigerian home grown rapid result test kit undergoing validity

Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the government of the federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, Tuesday said Nigeria’s homegrown rapid result test kit is currently undergoing validity, giving credit to the research done by Nigerian Institute of medical research.

The rapid result test kit is expected to get covid results within forty minutes,a move that is expected to assist Nigeria ramp up testing ad it continues to record downward trend in the number of covid 19 patients.

The SGF who gave the information at tje press conference by the PTF said Nigeria has made good the experience of the covid pandemic by participating actively in the development of homegrown research ,affirming that the pandemic has offered an opportunity of developing homegrown solution.

“When we started,we spoke about it and you can see as we have consistently made progress with the application of funds and right work of our research institutes.

“Once we did keep making this advanced effort,it will be on record that NIGERIA did not go to sleep,but participated in the process of developing our own solutions.

The Secretary to the government of the federation also while reacting to questions raised by the media during the question and answer section on staggered resumption dates for school reopening said sub-nations have been given the template on safety protocols for school resumption as they are at liberty to resume when they are ready.

Mustapha also acknowledged that the federal government’s national response strategy has been effective said if not for the constant information on non pharmaceutical interventions constantly being advocated for by the Presidential Task Force,Nigeria would have had a resurgence of the pandemic.

Mustapha observed also that the federal government has been able to create a balance in managing the pandemic crisis and protection of livelihoods of Nigerians.

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