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Buhari To Minimise Impact Of Coronavirus On Nigeria’s Economy – Adesina

The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina


The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus is to protect the well-being of Nigerians from the Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) pandemic.

Talking on Tuesday throughout an interview on Channels Tv’s Politics At present, Adesina mentioned his boss is working to attenuate the influence of the dreaded illness on the Nigerian economic system.

“Some approvals have already been given by the President to make sure that the influence of the Coronavirus on the economic system is minimized as a lot as potential.

“The President additionally assured that the main target of presidency is to make sure that the welfare, well-being of Nigerians are preserved as a lot as potential. So authorities is wanting ahead and getting readt for what could also be inevitable if the pandemic lasts for an extended time,” he mentioned.

When requested if the President will order the closure of the nation’s borders as a way to comprise the unfold of the illness, the presidential spokesman neither confirmed nor denied it.

He replied saying: “The fact is that whatever is best for Nigeria will be done. Already we have the Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health that are on top of the situation. And you can see daily if not hourly briefings on this situation.”

In keeping with Adesina, the state of affairs at hand doesn’t name for the urgent of a panic button but, stressing “it is serious and government is tackling it seriously.”

Adesina’s feedback come shortly after the Minister of Well being Osagie Ehanire, additionally confirmed the case throughout a press briefing in Abuja the nation’s capital.

The sufferer mentioned to be a 30-year-old returnee from the UK is at present on the Infectious Ailments Hospital in Yaba.

The Minister mentioned he’ll present an replace on whether or not or to not ban flights or impose different strict measures after the inter-ministerial assembly with the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

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