- Advertisement -
Home Local COVID-19: “Nigeria Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet” - Boss Mustapha

COVID-19: “Nigeria Is Not Out Of The Woods Yet” – Boss Mustapha

- Advertisement -

Boss Mustapha
Boss Mustapha 

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has revealed that Nigeria is yet to reach the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mustapha, who said this while speaking to reporters in Abuja on Sunday, explained that;

We have not reached the peak yet and I would not want to fool Nigerians by telling them that we are out of the woods. As we even open up and accommodate more enterprises, because we are trying to have a balance between livelihoods and life, there is a likelihood of increase in transmission in cases.

This comes as Nigeria’s total coronavirus infections toll spikes to 10,162 cases as at May 31st.

Despite the massive figure of cases, Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), expressed hope, saying Nigeria has achieved some successes in tackling the virus.

He said;

We are winning. As a matter of fact, you juxtapose the rate of cases with our fatality rate, which is basically about three per cent, in other countries and other climes, it’s over 10 per cent.

But the most important thing that you will realise is when we started this exercise, we had only five testing stations, now we’ve ramped it up to 28, without the expected increase in the number of deaths. We have gone beyond 60,000 now. That reflects in the number of confirmed cases.

Members of the PTF on Sunday submitted to President Buhari their recommendations on partial reopening of schools, places of worships and some additional businesses.

Mustapha expressed that the PTF has no problem with state governments that ordered reopening of places of worships, in view of the power given to the states to do so by the constitution.

He said;

The states are sub-nationals. That’s part of what we have considered in its totality. We will await Mr President on that, once I receive his approval, going forward, to certain recommendations we have put in place, we will know how that would happen.

- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

943,702FansLike
39,653FollowersFollow
45,683FollowersFollow

Must Read

NCDC Records 195 New Coronavirus Cases In 11 States

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has on Monday reported 195 new coronavirus cases and 105 recoveries. The centre gave a breakdown of where the new...
- Advertisement -

Father Of Five Girls Desperate For A Son Splits Open Pregnant Wife’s Belly After Priest Predicts Another Girl

An Indian man desperate to have a son after having five daughters have allegedly sliced open his pregnant wife's belly after priest predicted that their sixth...

Nigerian Army Colonel Killed By Boko Haram In Borno

Colonel D.C Bako of the Nigerian Army has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. Colonel DC Bako and some soldiers were attacked, on Sunday,...

10% Of COVID-19 Cases Below Age Of 19 – FG Calls For Caution As Schools Reopen

Federal Government has warned against flouting COVID-19 safety guidelines during school reopening to avoid a spike in infections. It would be recalled that FG had...

Related News

NCDC Records 195 New Coronavirus Cases In 11 States

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has on Monday reported 195 new coronavirus cases and 105 recoveries. The centre gave a breakdown of where the new...

Father Of Five Girls Desperate For A Son Splits Open Pregnant Wife’s Belly After Priest Predicts Another Girl

An Indian man desperate to have a son after having five daughters have allegedly sliced open his pregnant wife's belly after priest predicted that their sixth...

Nigerian Army Colonel Killed By Boko Haram In Borno

Colonel D.C Bako of the Nigerian Army has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. Colonel DC Bako and some soldiers were attacked, on Sunday,...

10% Of COVID-19 Cases Below Age Of 19 – FG Calls For Caution As Schools Reopen

Federal Government has warned against flouting COVID-19 safety guidelines during school reopening to avoid a spike in infections. It would be recalled that FG had...

‘I’m Now A Grandfather’ – Osinbajo Celebrates As Daughter Welcomes Baby Boy

Oludamilola, the daughter of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and her husband, Oluseun Bakare have welcomed their first child, two years after their marriage. Osinbajo broke the good news via his Twitter...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here