COVID-19: PDP Demands Immediate Dissolution of PTF, See Why

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the immediate of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 over alleged incompetence.

The party made the call on Wednesday in a statement signed by the , Kola Ologbondiyan, made available to Precise Post.

The PDP said that the PTF has not demonstrated any capacity in handling the pandemic beyond the announcement of and associated fatalities.

The statement was titled, ‘COVID-19 Second Wave: PDP Laments FG’s Lack of Commitment…Demands Special Department To Tackle Pandemic’.

It partly read, “More distressing is that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has not demonstrated any capacity beyond mere announcement of figures of infected persons, deaths, , discharges and issues of local rather than engaging in epidemiology, researches and production of equipment, drugs, therapeutics and other medical palliatives that can help stave off the impact of the global pandemic.

“On account of this, the PDP restates our demands for the of the PTF and in its place allow a convergence of in a special department under the purview of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to professionally tackle the pandemic.”

Buhari had established the PTF on March 9, 2020, to coordinate and oversee the government’s efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The task force, which is chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has the two of health, as well as those of aviation, education, humanitarian affairs and management, amongst others as members.

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