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Nigeria registers 1,267 new COVID-19 infections, toll now 124,263

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Nigeria registers 1,267 new COVID-19 infections, toll now 124,263

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,267 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 124,263.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

“1,267 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-478 FCT-211 Nasarawa-83 Rivers-72 Kwara-42 Ondo-34 Benue-32 Kaduna-32 Katsina-26 Plateau-26 Kano-25 Taraba-25 Osun-22 Delta-21 Oyo-21 Niger-19 Sokoto-18 Ebonyi-17 Ekiti-14 Gombe-13 Ogun-12 Bauchi-11 Zamfara-8 Borno-4 Jigawa-1.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to bridge the gap in research and technology as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

He gave the charge on Tuesday at a meeting with the Board of NASENI at the State House.

Buhari asked the agency to play a more pivotal role in equipping the country during emergencies while encouraging research, upgrading local skills, fabrications and international collaborations that will provoke growth in science and technology.

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