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Details of the Governors forum meeting over rising cases of COVID-19

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Nigerian Governors Forum has concluded and revealed plans for health workers after the rise of cases of Corona virus in the past week.

This was disclosed in a communique issued by the the governors forum chairman and governor of Ekiti State. Dr Fayemi in Abuja, after the forum’s seventh teleconference meeting on Wednesday on covid-19.
The NCDC on Wednesday confirmed 196 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1728.

The forum also had an interactive session with Alhaji Dangote , President of Dangote group.

Dr Fayemi stated that the governors were collaborating with the NCDC to provide training for health workers on infectious disease control and prevention.

He also stated the state governors will discuss with workers on providing insurance cover and allowances for them.

Dr Fayemi said “The governors assured the association of their commitment to assure that heath workers, who were in the Frontline of the epidemic are not left behind in areas of welfare and safety.

“Governors are committed to ensuring that personal protective equipment (PPE) are available in all general hospitals and health facilities.
“In the light of rising cases of infections among health workers, state government will engage with their health workers to provide other incentives. insurance cover or allowances as may be required.”
Fayemi added that following updates from Governor Obaseki of Edo state , who is the head of the committee that liaises with development partners resolved to establish common macro-economic assumption that will help states prepare revised budget for 2020.

Fayemi was however worried about the movement of people across the states , despite the the enforcement of inter state lock-down across the country.

” The forum will collaborate with the Nigeria Police to provide increased security, as well as the National Union of Road Transport Workers and LGA Chairman in the States to strengthen security surveillance along State borders,” he added.

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