Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, has issued a statement to clarify that the video of the former National Coordinator under the defunct PTF circulating on social media, is not new.

PSC in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Office Of The Secretary To The Government Of The Federation, Willie Bassey said the video has nothing to do with the recent guidelines released.

It, however, stated that the recently released Implementation Guidelines is a reissue of the guidelines published on April 27, 2020.


According to the statement: “the guidelines are not new as being speculated but to reinforce existing provisions of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations, 2021 to serve as a reminder that COVID-19 is still infectious.

The statement read further, “the Presidential Steering Committee urges the public to disregard the old video of PTF circulating on the social media and to comply with Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on COVID-19 in all their activities to avoid a surge as being experienced in some parts of the world.”

“All state governments are to please ensure strict compliance.”