By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government has blamed some religious bodies of sabotaging the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic by staging crowded events, despite the existence of coronavirus protocols.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Thursday in Abuja during a routine briefing session of the task force.
“We have observed, rather sadly, that Nigerians, particularly some faith-based organisations, have continued to hold events of large gatherings capable of spreading the virus.
“The PTF urges all sub-national entities that signed the protocols with these organisations, and have primary responsibility for enforcing the protocols, to step up their roles of enforcement,” Mustapha said. Latest COVID-19 figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night shows that the country recorded 675 new cases of COVID-19 infections across 15 states., with deaths rising to 1,190