WAEC: FG raises concern over candidates contracting COVID-19

The Nigeran Government has expressed worry over students sitting for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) to contract COVID-19.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Thursday in Abuja, at the joint national briefing of the taskforce.

He raised the concern as the nation’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 crossed the 50,000 mark, standing at 50,488 and a death toll of 985. The SGF asked stakeholders and every Nigerian to be more vigilant and be help to curb the spread of the dreaded virus.

Mustapha, however, urged Nigerians to wear our face masks properly, maintain social distances, avoid crowded places and maintain personal hygiene.

“These records are not landmarks to be celebrated, especially as every single death further underscores the grief and pains of families and friends, scuttled lives that could have contributed to national development and abridging God’s purpose for the lost soul.

“This is aptly demonstrated by the fact that 14 of these paid the supreme sacrifice as they were doctors, who toiled daily to save lives.

“We will continually pray for the repose of all the lost souls and work to ensure that their deaths are not in vain,” he said.

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