NOW OFFICIAL: Governors Agree on 14 Days Inter-State Lockdown
The 36 States Governors of Nigeria on Wednesday, April 22, unanimously voted & agreed to impose a 14 days inter-state lockdown in the country in a deal to inspect, observe, and curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from state to states.
It was reported that a communique issued by Kayode Fayemi, NGF Chairman and governor of Ekiti State, at the end of the virtual meeting said only essential service would be permitted.
The state governors called for the decentralization of the COVID-19 response, saying it is the best chance of nipping the spread of the virus in communities.
They also raised a serious concern over the rising spread of the virus among health workers and resolved to work with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure that health workers are “adequately” provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and are “constantly” trained on the use of protective gears.
The NGF chairman also briefed the forum on the situation of the pandemic and coordination efforts with the federal government, multilateral and bilateral partners, and the private sector.
The forum held a minute’s silence in honour of all Nigerians who had lost their lives from coronavirus, especially health workers who were in the front lines of the epidemic.