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We Are Developing A Policy On Use Of Face Masks In Nigeria, Says SGF

A file photo of the SGF, Boss Mustapha, addressing a press conference in Abuja.

 

 

As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says efforts are in place to develop a policy on the use of facemasks in Nigeria.

The Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this on Friday while briefing Nigerians on the measures to combat the virus.

He stated that Nigerians would be duly informed as soon as the policy was finalised

“On the issue of face mask, the PTF is trying to develop a national policy on its usage and Nigerians will be duly informed as soon as the policy is finalised,” said Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The PTF Chairman also spoke about the meeting held on Thursday between the leadership of the National Assembly and members of the PTF on COVID-19 on the work down so far and how the outbreak affects Nigerians.

He noted that the pandemic has provided an opportunity for both the executive and legislative arms of the government to access and reform the nation’s health sector.

The SGF said, “The discussion we had yesterday was rich, factual, and in national interest.

“The COVID-19 pandemic provides both the executive and legislative a unique opportunity to access and reform our public health in both short and long-term.”

The briefing was also attended by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who urged sellers of essential items such as face masks not to use this period to hoard or inflate the prices of the items.

Ronke Idowu

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