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The cure for coronavirus pandemic may not be available or ready until towards the end of 2021, the Federal Government has said.

The government said Nigeria, like the rest of the world, have turned to home – grown solutions to treat patients who have tested positive to the virus by trying to abridge the processes of trial for locally made vaccines.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force on Tuesday.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, appealed to Nigeria’s home grown researchers and those that are involved in finding cure for the virus to be patient and subject their drugs through the protocol of validation.

He said if the locally made vaccines or drugs are found fit for human consumption or administration, they would receive the appropriate certification.

Mustapha said: “Ordinarily, from the little literature I have read on COVID 19, is that we are not expecting any vaccine to be on the shelves until towards the end of 2021. That is for industries that have perfected the processes of manufacturing of this vaccine.

“We are so much in a hurry to obtain a home grown cure and all the countries of the world are doing similar things – trying to abridge even the processes of the trial to shorten the time.

“My encouragement to our people, to our researchers and those that are involved in the processes of manufacturing drugs, especially our home-grown cure, they should be patient and they should run it through a process. That is the only way we can have it validated.

“My appeal to our home grown researchers and those that are involved is: let them be patient, let them go through the protocol of validation so that at the end of it if they drugs or their syrup or whatever they produce is found fit for human consumption or administration, they will receive the appropriate certification.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Governors convene emergency meeting as Buhari signs financial independence for States’ Judiciary, Legislature

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The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has fixed an emergency meeting for Wednesday.

The meeting will deliberate on the financial autonomy grated states’ judiciary and legislature, code-named, Executive Order 10, 2020.

Signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 20, details of the Executive Order 10, 2020 were released on Tuesday.

A statement by the NGF Head of Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the consultation would be the 9th in the series of teleconference governors’ meetings since the coronavirus outbreak.

It will take place at 2 pm and have in attendance, all the 36 governors, via Microsoft Team from their various states.

The spokesman said among the issues to be reviewed are critical national questions that revolve around financial autonomy.

He said governors will also touch issues around the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) ownership, and the controversial National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Bill.

Also to be discussed is the restructuring of states’ loans and the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deductions, which have been a recurring decimal on the governors’ table.

“As usual the governors will be given an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, as well as review a letter from the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 as it relates to the pandemic draft regulations,” he said.

Bello-Barkindo added that there would also be a general update on efforts of the Coalition Against COVID-19.

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Resident doctors demand 24-month salary arrears, improved working condition from Makinde

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Doctors under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, on Tuesday, demanded for the payment of their 24 months’ salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government under the leadership of Engineer Seyi Makinde.

The doctors in a statement jointly signed by its President, Dr. Abraham Akinbola and General Secretary, Dr. Abubakar Usman stressed the need for urgent payment of the salary arrears.

The duo in a statement made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital said, “There is a need to urgently commence the payment of our two years half salary arrears from January 2016 to December 2017.

“This payment has commenced for other affected institutions in the state. Our assumption as an association is that we are not different from other Oyo State workers.

“But we feel the government of the day is neglecting our concerns. This alone has put the government in a bad light in the eyes of our members.

The resident doctors also demanded the installation, repair and maintenance of some of their sophisticated medical equipment for upmost service deliveries.

“As an association of resident doctors, we have upheld the best of professional conducts in delivering our services to the good people of Oyo State and its environs.

“We strongly admonish the government to change her disposition towards LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso to usher in the real Omituntun experience. Time to act is now to save LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso from imminent collapse.

“Only those who believe in the founding vision of the institution stayed behind and are still presently working in the hospital to achieve those dreams within scarce resources”.

The doctors further alleged that they never got the opportunity to present their challenges in spite of all efforts to meet the governor.

“We have done many press releases to keep the world abreast of our challenges while drawing the attention of the state government to the pressing issues.

“This year alone, we wrote two different letters to the governor and this is the second press release in the last four weeks. No response to address our agitations whatsoever.

“The only mention we got was when His Excellency mistook us for Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) LAUTECH in one of his briefings. Our agitations have not changed.”

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