Coronavirus: Buhari Doesn’t Have To Address The Nation — Governors


Governor Fayemi
Governor Fayemi

Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum, have said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not really have to address Nigerians on the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

According to the governors, Buhari had already set up a task force on the COVID-19 virus which have been delivering updates to the nation.

Speaking, Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the forum, said this on Wednesday while responding to enquiries whether the governors were of an opinion that the president should address the nation on COVID-19.

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He said the regular reports delivered to the nation from the COVID-19 taskforce that has been put together by the federal government was more than enough.

According to him, “It really should not matter who is giving this conference on a daily basis.

“The president had set up a 12-man task force on Monday, for the control of the disease.

“On the addressing of the nation on Covid-19, every day, I notice that we receive an address.

“There is a COVID-19 taskforce that has been put together by President Muhammadu Buhari, and the taskforce addresses the country on almost a daily basis. We see the honorable minister of health; we see the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that briefs the nation.

“What the nation needs is information that is regularly delivered in order to keep the citizens well informed about steps to take.”