The Presidential Taskforce on Covid19 has stated that Nigeria is just at the beginning of the experience of the Covid19 pandemic.
This is as the NCDC gave the latest record of confirmed cases in the country as 12801.
The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha made this known at the House of Representatives chambers, as he was summoned to account for funds allocated and donated to fight against the pandemic.
He stated that, “I must say that the virus is still very dangerous. We have not peaked, we have to meticulously plan. There is no timeline, that is why money is not being thrown at it just because it has been released.”
“We don’t know how long this will take us. Even the budget that the National Coordinator mentioned is for a period of 6months. We do not know how long it will take us. But by God’s grace, we will overcome.”
He further stated that “There is no medicine or vaccine for this. The humanity is simply overwhelmed by it. Everything has turned upside down.”
“Today, we are all masked up, we never used to know it like this.”
“Please, Honourable members, there is still a lot you can do for us, a lot of legislative actions that can be taken.”
“We are dealing with it today, the next pandemic must not catch us unawares. We must prepare for it.”
He further lamented, that Nigerians were avoiding being tested, a situation, he said was responsible for the low testing ratio to the population.
He urged the lawmakers to help extend the campaign to the grassroots.