President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is beyond technology, power, and resources.
President Buhari, who stated this on Monday during an online meeting with the Governors’ Forum, said there was need to continue to educate and persuade Nigerians to accept the reality of the situation.
He urged the Governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to engender better harmony in the daunting task of checking the pandemic.
He also disclosed that the PTF had briefed him on the next steps in the national response to the pandemic.
Noting that the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources,” President Buhari said countries that had all those, were recording the highest number of casualties around the world.
“We have to be very careful. We need to continue to educate and persuade the people to accept the reality of the situation, and do all that is necessary to stay safe,” the President said.
The meeting also discussed economic and security issues, among others, with the Governors commending the President on the “leadership and direction” he has given the country in combating COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the President has extended easing of the COVID-19 lockdown until June.