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Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Minister Of Health, NCDC Boss – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Minister of Well being, Ehanire Osagie and NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu on Saturday, in line with State Home media.


The Presidency on Saturday tweeted a video and photos displaying President Muhammadu Buhari assembly with the Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director-Common of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu on the State Home.

The minister and the NCDC boss had been stated to have briefed the President on their actions and efforts in the direction of stopping the unfold of COVID-19 outbreak throughout the nation.

The assembly held amid stories that the presidential villa has been on partial lockdown after an aide of the President examined constructive for coronavirus and is at the moment being handled at a safe location, in line with the Minister of Well being.

VIDEO: Minister of Well being @DrEOEhanire and Director Common @NCDCgov, @Chikwe_I had been on the State Home (The Residence) this afternoon to transient President @MBuhari on Nigeria’s #COVID19 State of affairs. #Coronavirus

[Follow @NCDCgov @DigiCommsNG @NigeriaGov for regular updates]

— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 28, 2020


The assembly got here amid criticism of the President’s lack of public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has defended the President’s lack of standard briefing by saying it’s “a matter of style.”

“The style our President has adopted is to set up a Presidential Task Force headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), which briefs regularly,” Mr Adesina stated on Thursday.

“You have the Minister of Health who briefs, you have the Minister of State for Health who briefs, you have the NCDC who briefs; so you have that chain and there is no lack of information.”


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