Former Schooling Minister, Oby Ezekwesili.
Former Presidential candidate within the 2019 Normal Elections, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged the management of the Nationwide Meeting to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to handle the lawmakers and the Nigerian public on his administration’s methods and account of efforts at containing the Coronavirus pandemic and the worldwide financial shock.
In a press assertion made accessible to journalists, on Friday, by her Spokesperson and Publicist, Mr. Ozioma Ubabukoh, she said that “at a time Nigeria is at war against a rapidly escalating pandemic of Coronavirus and an increasingly distressed, deteriorating and declining economy, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Buhari, is missing in action.”
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Whereas posing questions on President Buhari’s whereabouts, Ezekwesili, who can also be a Co-convener of Deliver Again Our Women, declared, “Fellow Citizens, it is grossly irresponsible of Nigeria resident, General Muhammadu Buhari, to hide away from addressing and assuring his citizens at a time like this when leaders of other nations are doing much more.”
The previous Schooling minister maintained that “it is grossly incompetent of the President that he moves around ‘Majoring in the Minors of declaring events open’, while his citizens are panicked about the fast accelerating health and economic crises.”
She added, “As a citizen of this country, I demand that the National Assembly, the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives, must in the exercise of their oversight role, immediately invite President Buhari to render account and plans of his stewardship on the pandemic and economic wars the country is thrown into. Do this NOW.”
Ezekwesili stated the Nationwide Meeting should act swiftly to get up the Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria to supply the Constitutional management he swore to supply, particularly when the nation faces any type of struggle.
She stated, “NASS should rapidly avert any repeat of President Buhari’s lax counter-terrorism struggle that has value the nation too many lives. A contagion from lethal #CoronaVirus should be prevented instantly. NOW! Nigeria merely can’t afford the implications of an exponential improve within the variety of residents contaminated by #CoronaVirus. It’s insensitive of the President to be mute at a time like this.
“That @followlasg printed that it’s already contact-tracing 1,300 Nigerians in by some means linked to verify instances of the illness ought to fear us.
“Let President Buhari come out of his self-isolation and lead his nation and folks to win these wars. The financial impression of the well being disaster will likely be extreme on our majority’s extraordinarily poor of greater than 93 million. President Buhari should be reminded that management just isn’t about private consolation.”
Ezekwesili, who’s a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, famous that Nigeria wanted nothing lower than “ evident effective leadership now.”