BY DEJI OGUNSOLA
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will now operate as the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
Presidential Task Force Chairman, Boss Mustapha DISCLOSED IN A PRESS BRIEFING IN ABUJA THAT President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for the transitioning of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 with effect from April 1 and would function up till December 31, 2021.
Mustapha, who is the Presidential Task Force Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, explained that the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 would operate with a modified mandate to reflect the non-emergent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the current phase of the national response closes, he warned that a critical and challenging phase might be looming, considering the ongoing developments around the world.
The SGF also announced that Nigeria has taken delivery of additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the government of India.