The formation of an Economic Sustainability Committee, has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He further appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to chair the committee.
This was made know by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, today in Abuja.
Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, spoke at the first joint briefing with the new committee.
In other news, Buhari has approved the procurement of resources to fight COVID-19.
This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at the the daily PTF press conference.
He said the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had also been empowered to expand its capacity to test for COVID-19.
“The NCDC is working round the clock to improve turn-around time for testing in all our six molecular laboratories.
“We aim to scale up to 13 labs in next three weeks. In progress- Abakaliki, Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port-Harcourt, Jos and Kaduna States,” he said.
The minister told Nigerians that that testing for the virus is free of charge.
The country has recorded two deaths and over 100 cases.