The federal government and state governors have claimed there is no imminent lockdown on the horizon, as Nigeria prepares for COVID-19 third wave.
The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this while speaking to State House correspondents after a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Sanwo-Olu said that Osinbajo assured that NEC would convene an emergency meeting on the COVID-19 resurgence, whenever the need arose.
“The chairman of the council (Osinbajo) mentioned to us that if there is a need for an emergency meeting, he will call one.”
The governor said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) are working with states like Lagos to monitor daily happenings.
“We are preparing ourselves to ensure that as much as possible, we can very quickly flatten the curve’’, Sanwo-Olu added.