It Is Not Yet The Appropriate Time For President Buhari To Address The Nation On The Coronavirus Pandemic – Lai Mohammed Declares

It is not yet the ‘appropriate’ time for President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has suggested on Wednesday.

Lai Mohammed told Journalists that Buhari will address the nation at the appropriate time.

“When it is appropriate, Mr. President will address the nation”, he said. “But, I think what you want to hear from Mr. President are the kind of things we are telling you.

“This is not to preempt or second guess Mr. President, I think he will do the needful”, Lai Mohammed said at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, on Wednesday.

The FEC meeting was presided over by President Buhari.

Following the confirmation of new cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, Nigerians have been calling on the President to address the nation.

Many Nigerians have taken to the social media, to demand that the President addresses the country on the coronavirus, and the country’s level of preparedness.

“Is @NGRPresident @MBuhari in hiding? What kind of morbid silence is this from the Leader of a country that is experiencing a ratcheting up of health crisis? @NigeriaGov put the President in front of cameras to speak to his Citizens NOW. Leadership is not personal comfort”, a former Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, wrote on Twitter.

“I asked again.. Do Nigerians have a President?… If yes.. Do other nations remind their President to talk in situations like this?.. Let us not keep calling on what is not existing”, another Nigerian, MJ, wrote on Twitter.

The Senate also passed a resolution on Wednesday, calling on President Buhari to address the nation.

In many countries of the world, such as the United States, US, United Kingdom, UK, France, Italy, Ghana, and South Africa, the Leaders are addressing their citizens, and assuring them of efforts to limit the impact of the coronavirus.

page36 Donate to us

Page 36

Read Previous

Governors In The North-West Consider Banning Congregational Prayers, Set To Shut Down Mosques, Alert Sultan Of Sokoto

Read Next

Nigerian Governors Forum Defends President Buhari’s Refusal To Address The Nation On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.