By Omololu Ogunmade
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 till March 2021.
The extension, done by the president while meeting with members of the task force in the State House, was said to have been necessitated by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Buhari, the country could not afford to lose the gains of the past nine months in the fight against the pandemic.
At the meeting, Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, accompanied by his colleagues in the team, submitted the report of the task force to the president at the Council Chambers.
The extension marked the third time the tenure of the PTF would be extended having been initially given the mandate to function for only three months.