Include Critical Stakeholders in COVID-19 Taskforce- Nyako’s Security Adviser
A retired intelligence operative and former Security Adviser to Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Muhammad Shuwa, has called on the State and Federal Governments to include some important groups in the Task Force Committees set up to contain the ravaging pandemic.
He made the call in a media chat in Yola, capital of the State.
Shuwa, explained that both Federal and State governments were unjust and unfair in constituting their task force committee by excluding some relevant groups in the society, such as religious leaders, respected individuals and other eminent personalities.
“Having all-inclusive Task Force Committees is imperative for curbing the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic in Adamawa, and Nigeria at large,” he said.
The retired intelligence expert, who is Vice-Chairman of the annual Security and Emergency Management Award (SAEMA)urged government and security agencies to be proactive in checking the illicit activities of miscreants who are using the lockdown window to steal and also terrorize innocent residents in their homes.
Shuwa, while pleading with relevant authorities and corporate bodies to assist residents of the State with foodstuff to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive, expressed concern over the hike in prices of commodities, especially in this lockdown period.
He however, appealed to the State Government to meet with the leadership of traders at various markets in the State, with a view to reviewing the prices of food stuff and other essential commodities.
The erstwhile aide to former Governor Nyako, called on the people of the State to exercise patience with government during the lockdown and also pray for Almighty Allah’s intervention.
“I am urging them to cooperate with the government at this trying moment, and continue to observe personal hygiene in order to protect themselves against the virus,” he said.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com