The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday met with the President, Muhammadu Buhari to discussed on how to reopen some sectors, including religious sector in the country.
The PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, said one of the recommendations submitted to Buhari was that Nigeria would enter the second phase of the battle against the pandemic.
Mustapha, while briefing journalists after the meeting at the Presidential Villa, said the task force had made recommendations to the President.
According to him, states should now manage the pandemic, with coordination by the Federal Government.
Mustapha, while responding to a question on states reopening worship centres, said the issue was discussed at the meeting.
He said, “That is part of what we have considered in its totality. We await Mr President’s decision on that. Once I receive his approval, going forward, as to certain recommendations that we have put in place, we will see how that happens.
“I can assure you of one thing: the ownership of the next phase will be the responsibility of the states under national supervision and coordination, because we have gone into community transmission.