Buhari Extends PTF Mandate Till March 2021 - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Buhari Extends PTF Mandate Till March 2021

              • Buhari & Boss Mustapha

- The Daily Crucible 

Following the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, President  Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19 till March 2021.

According to him, the nation cannot afford to lose the gains of the past nine months in the fight against the pandemic.

He urged all ethnic nationalities,  traditional rulers, religious leaders and leaders of thought to collaborate  with PTF in the fight against spread of the new and mutant strain of the virus.

He spoke after a meeting  with the PTF team. 

" Now is the time for collective efforts to be intensified. I therefore urge all sub-national entities, traditional rulers, religious and leaders of thought to collaborate with the PTF by taking up the responsibility for risk communication and community engagement at all levels.

"There is also the need to speedily and strategically access and administer the COVID vaccine in a safe, effective and timely manner. This is an important obligation that we owe Nigerians as we go into year 2021, and it must be carried out through an efficient machinery

"As the festive season approaches, I urge all Nigerians to remain vigilant and stay safe. Non-essential trips and large social gatherings should be avoided or shelved completely," he said. 

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