JUST IN: PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus in Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Buhari Presidency, saying negligence and laid back attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly disease.
WITHIN NIGERIA reported how the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country. It was detected in an Italian who recently arrived in Nigeria.
The Nigerian case is the first in sub-Saharan Africa of a disease that has killed thousands across the world, the majority in China where the disease originated from.
The opposition party while reacting said it was evident that the Buhari Presidency, not being alive to its responsibilities, took no concrete steps to hedge the nation against the virus, leading to the current scary situation.
In a statement released by the Party’s Publicity secretary Mr Kola Olgbodiyan, noted that a responsive and proactive government would have mobilized effective surveillance and screening measures to ward off the menace, particularly at our entry points, but the incompetent, insensitive and indifferent Buhari administration, was more interested in propaganda and unnecessary showboating with false performance claims.
The party also stated that the Buhari administration had done nothing to assist Nigerian citizens stranded in China despite their pleas.