Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that federal government would not allow coronavirus pandemic to stop or slow down the activities of the government.
“We must not allow COVID-19 to completely stop us or slow us down, we must find ways of coping with COVID-19. While the Taskforce, the various emergency operating centres are doing their best all overall the country to arrest and slow down the spread, government also thought it was important to fight COVID-19 also at least to find a way to be running government. That is why we resulted to technology.”
Lai Mohammed, who spoke to newsmen at the presidential villa, Abuja today, May 13 said that this was the first time in the history of this country that the federal Executive Council was held via teleconference, where only ministers that had memoranda to present were physically present at the villa. Other ministers joined from their offices via teleconferencing. If this is anything to go by, it has even proven to be very very efficient way of running government.”
He said that the Federal Executive Council treated about seven memos which were presented by the minister of finance, budget and national planning and the ministers of transportation, agriculture and the minister of power.