PTF Transitions To Steering Committee, To Characteristic Until December

A file portray of the SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, addressing journalists at the PTF briefing in Abuja.

The Presidential Project Power (PTF) on COVID-19 will now feature as the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.

President Muhammadu Buhari gave the repute of the transitioning of the PTF to PSC with raise out from April 1 and would feature up except December 31, 2021, Mr Boss Mustapha revealed at a press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Mustapha, who’s the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), explained that the PSC would feature with a modified mandate to copy the non-emergent spot of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the novel segment of the national response closes, he warned that a excessive and no longer easy segment will more than likely be looming, desirous regarding the ongoing developments all the strategy by means of the enviornment.

The SGF also announced that Nigeria has taken supply of extra 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the government of India.

In step with him, this donation of the latest batch of vaccine doses would enhance the amount of Nigerians to be vaccinated by about 50,000.

READ ALSO: Buhari Extends PTF Mandate Till March 2021

The repute of the transitioning of the PTF to PSC follows the expiration of the extension of the mandate of the duty drive by the President.

The President had got the halt-of-year divulge of the PTF on December 22, 2020, after which he prolonged its mandate except the halt of March 2021, taking into account the novel surge in the amount of instances and the express for vaccines at the time.

He had directed the duty drive to coordinate the components for planning and the technique for having access to, supply, and the administration of vaccines the employ of the present health constructions which enjoy worked in the previous in vaccine administration in the country.

President Buhari had also requested the PTF to establish with authorities in diverse states to take full possession of that stage of the response by deploying correct constructions and assets, at the side of enforcement to retain watch over the pandemic inside their jurisdictions.

The duty drive became as soon as equally authorised, alongside with the Nigeria Immigration Service, to develop particular that all and sundry in-sure passengers who did not train up for the put up-arrival COVID-19 take a look at were sanctioned inside the ambit of the regulation, for breaching the public health protocols.


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