In response to the development, the governors of 36 states met on Wednesday night in Abuja and expressed their readiness to curb the spread of Lassa fever and prevent corona virus in the county.
The meeting, held under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors Forum, was presided over by the NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, the governors said they would work with the Federal Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control to bring the situation under control.
Fayemi said, “This is the period we have an upsurge. All our states are taking precautionary measures to address this in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Controls.
“We are working to ensure this does not spread any further that it has at the moment.”
Reading a communique after the meeting, Fayemi said the governors agreed to carry out immediate actions on the implementation of the Seattle Declaration, including the constitution of a multi-sectoral Primary Health Care Under One Roof implementation committee, quarterly review of PHC performance at State Executive Council meetings, review of states’ performance on the Abuja commitment and organisation of advocacy meetings with traditional and religious leaders.