//Nigeria: Covid-19-32 States Have Molecular Labs – Govt

Nigeria: Covid-19-32 States Have Molecular Labs – Govt

In an effort to curtail the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, 32 states now have molecular laboratories for the trying out of the pandemic.

The revelation was once made all through a teleconference meeting held Thursday between the 36 governors of the federation.

It used to be similarly published that 50 per cent of instances of the pandemic passed off solely in 20 out of the 774 neighborhood governments of the federation.

In a communique signed by using the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, the governors resolved to “scale up the implementation of the Risk Communications Community Engagement (RCCE) strategy developed by the Presidential Task on COVID-19.

“The approach will supply quintessential impetus on communicating with the public so that communities can curtail the spread of COVID-19 in a sustainable approach.

State governments will also be able to discover and engage with all the applicable multi-sectoral partners as the success of this strategy.

Commissioners of statistics are to head this workout nationwide”. According to the communique, the governors additionally resolved to proceed to engage with the federal authorities on the suspension of country counterpart cash required for gaining access to the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Fund and the Basic Health Care Provision Fund primarily based on the suggestions of the National Economic Council Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 chaired through Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The governors said that the nation governments will continue to provide gorgeous assist to the impartial verification teams from the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF) who are currently in states to habits the 2019 Annual Performance Assessment for the SFTAS programme.

It used to be also resolved that the states are to interact the officials of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in order to forestall their intention to embark on an industrial action.

The governors said that discussions are ongoing with the federal authorities via the Ministry of Education to facilitate access to unrealized cash from the UBE Fund.

The governors, the communique stated, are also awaiting an advisory from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on the call for a waiver on counterpart cash from states in the light of the have an effect on of the COVID-19 on country finances.

However, it stated that 29 states have received funding from the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) venture to make stronger their public fitness response to COVID-19, adding that trying out stays the variety one priority for the government.

It consequently stated that 32 states in the us of a now have molecular laboratories, while investments are being directed to the remaining four states.