Chidi Samuel| The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) on Wednesday inaugurated a seven-man committee to address and curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, who made the disclosure in Abuja, said the committee to be chaired by Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, will advice states on the best preventive measures and actions to be taken on the outbreak.
According to Fayemi, the decision to set up the committee became necessary following a brief the governors received on the current status of COVID -19 in the country.
Fayemi further revealed that governors also agreed to set up functional test and isolation centers across the states to complement the effort of the Federal Government.
Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight.