Buhari receives COVID-19 briefing from Ehanire, NCDC

0
148

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday was briefed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the Presidential Villa.

The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted this on verified Tweeter handle, @BashirAhmaad.

According to him, the duo met with the president to update him on ongoing plans to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

He tweeted at 12:55 pm disclosing his that the meeting was held at the president’s residence at the Presidential Villa, adding that the meeting was ongoing at the time of tweeting.

“JUST IN: President @MBuhari receiving briefings from Minister of Health and Director-General of @NCDCgov on Nigeria’s fight against #COVID19 pandemic at his residence, Presidential Villa, Abuja” Ahmad tweeted.

President Buhari, in the last two days, had worked from home after testing negative for COVID-19. He was last seen at the office on Wednesday.

On Thursday, he had called on Nigerians to heed all advisories continuously put out by the Ministry of Health and the NCDC, including social distancing and shunning of public gatherings of any kind.

Read also: Coronavirus: Comedian Sydney Talker who showed symptoms of disease shares his experience

“I advise all Nigerians to follow to the letter the health guidelines issued by the Federal Ministry of Health and our State Governments,” the president had advised.

“Wash your hands thoroughly many times throughout the day. Observe ‘social distancing’ of a minimum of two metres. Do not make unnecessary journeys outside of your homes. Do not attend public meetings or public gatherings – including religious events – which is where, through social contact, the virus can easily be transmitted.

“The Federal Ministry of Health will continue to issue daily updates on all developments. Please refer to public announcements by the Ministry on radio, television, www.health.gov.ng and @Fmohnigeria”, President said.

The president had also approved and ensured the prompt release of N5 billion special intervention funds requested by the NCDC to equip and expand their facilities and laboratories.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

Mr Buhari has given approval to the NCDC’s request for an aircraft from the Presidential Air Fleet for emergency situations. He also authorised the evacuation of three critical members of the NCDC team in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, where they had been on a training organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

If you are happy to be contacted by a Leakblast journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts (CLICK HERE) ,at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

Thanks for Reading via the most updated news portal

About Leakblast.com

Share your story with us

Advertise With us

Encourage & Support LeakBlast

Feel free to contact us

Call Us:+234(0)9073726403
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425      
Email Us: editors@leakblast.com

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here