The Speaker of the House of Representatives,   ;Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has inaugurated 18 man Committee to take up the responsibility to ensure the operations of the Presidential Task Force PTF on Covid-19, are conducted with a view to international best practice.
The inauguration was made at the House Representatives Building, Abuja on Tuesday, he said the committee reflects the intention of the House of Representative to engage the executive arm of government in a partnership that serves the best interests of the Nigerian people.
He added that their role is to add value by serving as a link between the task force and the National Assembly, and with the Nigerian people whose interests were all serve, and to whom we are all answerable. “We join hands to confront and conquer the most severe challenge of our lives.
It is also your responsibility to ensure that those of our citizens; doctors, nurses and all the health workers on the frontlines of the fight against Covid-19 in Nigeria receive the full protection they deserve, and the benefits they have so honourably earned. You have the rare opportunity to write your legacy in gold, and I am confident that you will meet that opportunity”, he said.
He urged them to face this responsibility with a sense of urgency and the utmost integrity, rest assured of my support and the support of the entire House of Representatives. “Nothing defines a nation more than how its leaders and its people rise to the seismic crises that manifest, often without warning, and must be confronted and overcome one way or the other”.