The SGF, Boss Mustapha, addressing a press convention in Abuja on April three, 2020.
The Nigerian authorities says it’s making efforts to supply medical and life insurance coverage cowl for well being staff battling the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the nation.
Chairman of the Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who revealed this on Friday urged the frontline medical personnel to not relent within the wrestle to win the battle in opposition to coronavirus.
He defined that the Federal Authorities was conscious of the dangers the well being staff face in the middle of their obligation, stating that this prompted the choice on the insurance coverage cowl.
“In recognition of the danger to which our frontline health workers are exposed to, government is working with other stakeholders to structure medical and life insurance cover for their protection,” Mustapha mentioned.
He added, “I, therefore, wish to assure them of our commitment and urge them to put in their utmost best as they battle to save us from this ravaging disease.”
The duty pressure chairman, who’s the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), made the disclosure at a briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.
In response to him, the function of the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) within the battle can be properly recognised.
Mustapha, nevertheless, urged them to deploy their assets, particularly community-based manpower to shore up the preparations by the sub-national entities.
He knowledgeable the viewers that the duty pressure has made progress within the mobilisation of assets to re-enforce its preparedness and different implementation preparations to ease the impact of coronavirus on the residents.
The SGF mentioned the duty pressure has acquired constructive reviews that there was a excessive stage of compliance with the lockdown orders in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja.
He appealed to Nigerians to play their half within the nationwide response very severely, because the Federal Authorities guarantee measures to curb the unfold of the illness.
Mustapha additionally requested regulation enforcement businesses within the nation to deploy tact and warning in the middle of implementing the lockdown, even within the face of provocation.
He harassed that coronavirus has remained a possible hazard to all of humanity, in addition to a menace to Nigeria’s economic system and nationwide safety.
The briefing was additionally attended by some members of the duty pressure, together with ministers and the Director-Common of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
A few of the ministers current have been Dr Osagie Ehanire (Well being), Mr Lai Mohammed (Data and Tradition), Senator Hadi Sirika (Aviation), and Mr Rauf Aregbesola (Inside).