Governors of the 36 States of the Federation have expressed worry over the “intensity of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
As a result, the governors will be holding their 23rd virtual meeting on Wednesday to address the issue with the hope of deciding on practical steps to contain spread of the virus.
In a statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Governors (NGF) Forum, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja, on Monday, the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa who is the leader of the forum’s PTF will brief the forum about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Chairman of the forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, is also expected to update the forum on pending issues discussed at the last meeting
The statement read in part, “Alarmed by the intensity of the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic, and Nigeria’s tardy commencement of inoculation that is sweeping through countries globally, the 36 governors of the federation may finally come up with a definitive pronouncement, as they will be meeting to find the way forward for the country.
“The meeting which will be the first this year, 2021, by the governors, will, as usual, be virtual, in conformity with the Covid-19 protocols. It is the 23rd of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum teleconferences. The meeting commences 2.00pm prompt but Governors are expected to start logging on fat 1.00pm.
“The Governors’ PTF Committee, headed by Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, which is charged with the responsibility of liaising between the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Governors’ Forum, will brief the Forum on what it needs to know on the vaccines and the way forward.”