Ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Edo state slated to September 19, 2020, Governor Godwin Obaseki revealed the relationship between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Globalgistng reports that his relationship with President Buhari is a father-son relationship.
He said he had a meeting with President Buhari on Zoom during which they dealt with development issues affecting the Edo people and Nigerians.
Obaseki said that he and the President also discussed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said that new data suggests that COVID-19 can be transmitted by air.
It was reported that the Director General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during a briefing of the presidential task force, on COVID-19, on Monday, July 13.
He explained that until now it was believed that the virus was transmitted only through drops that come from the nose and mouth and fall to the ground.
However, Ihekweazu said that studies of new infections show that the disease can also be transmitted by airborne droplets.
In another report, Professor Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), expressed support for the Federal government’s sudden U-turn to prevent Nigerian Candidates from participating in the 2020 West African Examination Board (WAEC), which was set for the period from August 3 to September 5.
He said this is not an ideal date, as it is still not safe for Nigeria to open schools gradually or completely, let alone allow students to gather for any exam.
The coronavirus pandemic currently in the country is crucial, based on growing statistics and the opinions of health experts, and therefore great caution must be exercised.
He said it would not do the country any good to expose students to the health risks associated with the virus.
Okebukola, who is a Professor of science and computer education, said that even so, students will need a minimum of six weeks of revision when they return to school to prepare well for any external exam after staying at home for about four months, otherwise there will be massive cheating and exam failures.