Governors of the 36 states of the federation have resolved to adopt two weeks inter-state lockdown as part of measures to contain spread of coronavirus across the country.
The resolution was reached during the 6th teleconference meeting chaired by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
The governors, who also harped on the need to decentralise the COVID-19 response, said in a communique issued at the end of the meeting.
The Forum held a minute’s silence in honour of all Nigerians who have lost their lives from coronavirus, especially health workers who were in the front lines of the epidemic.
Members also conveyed their condolence to President Buhari and the people of Borno State on the passing of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari who passed away on 17th April in the line of duty to the country.
Meanwhile, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has warned that any further extension of lockdown of the country in response to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic will spell doom for the country.