The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have expressed concern that low testing for COVID-19 in some states will hamper the reopening of schools, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps and the holding of elections.
Governors under of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) are partnering the World Bank which would provide technical assistance to states for updating the records of properties that have electricity connections in Urban Areas by of at least 50 per cent, by June 30, 2021.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has resolved to retain till next year the tax relief measures put in place in states for individuals and businesses to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has challenged state governments to prepare to take ownership of the COVID- 19 response.
The states are to engage the officials of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors NARD in order to forestall their intention to embark on an industrial action, Nigeria Governors’ Forum ((NGF) has said. NGF also confirmed that 32 States in the country now have molecular laboratories while investments are being directed to the remaining four states in the efforts to battle the ravaging effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
Thirty-two out of the 36 states in Nigeria now have molecular laboratories to ramp up testing of citizens for coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Also, 29 states have received funding from the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) project to strengthen their public health response to COVID-19.