With the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, and the purported reports of Chloroquine as a treatment regimen for the virus, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians that fake Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets are being circulated.
The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. She added that NAFDAC was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the tablets were being circulated in Cameroon.
The statement reads: “The falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets were manufactured by Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc, Astral pharmaceutical New Bhupalpura, China.
Buhari has approved engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians for Public Works cushion Coronavirus effect on the economy
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the ‘engagement’ of 774,000 Nigerians for the Special public works programme to help cushion the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 outbreak and the shock from drop in Oil prices, on Monday April 6. According to Ahmed N60b has been earmarked for the initiative and each of the 774 local governments in Nigeria will provide 1000 youths for the initiative and wikll help to financially empower individuals who lose their jobs due to the economic crisis.
FG declares April 10 and 13 public holidays to celebrate Easter
The Federal Government has declared Friday April 10 and Monday April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and compassion.
Naira Marley turns himself in, to be arraigned by Court
Naira Marley has surrendered himself to the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. The state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, who confirmed this, said Naira Marley arrived the SCID office yesterday afternoon, and has been interrogated. He will also be charged to court for violating the restriction orders.
Only 1 million households entitled t0 20,000 Coronavirus cash transfer – FG
The Federal government has said that only one million Nigerian families whose names are on the National Social Register (NSR) would get the N20,000 palliative from the Federal Government to cushion the economic impact of the lockdown in some states.