Nigeria: COVID-19 - Buhari Appoints Osinbajo As Chair of Economic Sustainability Committee

30 March 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of an economic sustainability committee to be headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this on Monday in Abuja.

He spoke at the maiden joint national briefing of the PTF on COVID-19.

Daily Trust reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday night ordered a total lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states, as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

In the special presidential broadcast, he also listed several government's interventions put in place to tackle the disease.

He also gave lists of organisations and people who were not to be affected by the lockdown order during the nationwide broadcast aired on national television and radio yesterday.

Most states of the federation have now declared total lockdown as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in the country.

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