The Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) has accused the Presidency of not ‘being alive’ to its tasks by failing to take mandatory steps to keep away from the doorway of Coronavirus into the nation.
Nigerians woke as much as the information on Friday that the primary case of the Coronavirus illness (COVID-19) was introduced into the nation by an Italian.
In line with the Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire who confirmed the event, the Italian citizen whose identification is but to be revealed, works in Nigeria and simply returned from Milan on the 25th of February 2020.
Dr Ehanire defined that vacationers weren’t remoted because of the suggestion of the World Well being Organisation (WHO), including that the United Nations company acknowledged that newly arrived vacationers must also be suggested to remain in isolation for 14 days, within the curiosity of their household and family members.
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The PDP in an announcement signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, berated the Buhari Presidency for its negligence and laidback angle, stressing that “a responsive and proactive government would have mobilized effective surveillance and screening measures to ward off the menace.”
The social gathering famous that the welfare of Nigerians ought to be extremely positioned, however no concrete steps had been taken to hedge the nation towards the virus, resulting in the present scary scenario.
“The PDP notes that a responsive and proactive authorities would have mobilized efficient surveillance and screening measures to push back the menace, notably at our entry factors, however the incompetent, insensitive and detached Buhari administration, was extra serious about propaganda and pointless showboating with false efficiency claims.
“The PDP stated Nigerians ought to instantly maintain the Buhari Presidency accountable ought to any nationwide calamity arose from COVID-19 along with the financial and safety challenges its negligence had prompted our nation.”
The PDP additionally added that Nigerians can now not transfer freely throughout their nation for worry of insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and now coronavirus.
“The PDP, subsequently, calls on Nigerians to not despair however fire up the Nigerian resilient spirit for an pressing, multi-sectoral concerted effort by businesses, teams, company entities, and public-spirited people to instantly curb the illness earlier than it spreads, notably given the prevalent safety, financial and humanitarian challenges within the nation.
“The social gathering referred to as on the Federal Authorities to finish its beauty angle and instantly undertake the proactive technique utilized by the PDP administration to promptly include the Ebola Virus illness in 2014,” the assertion learn in components.