Poll: Nigerians don't trust health ministry amid coronavirus spread

Poll: Nigerians don't trust health ministry amid coronavirus spread

- Majority of Nigerians claim they don't trust the FG to contain the spread on coronavirus

- On Facebook, 82% of people say they don't trust the FG while only 18% back the government to contain it

- Meanwhile, on twitter, 63% say they don't trust the FG

Following the government's assurance that coronavirus can be contained if it finds its way into the country, Nigerians have claimed that they don't trust the federal government over it.

This was contained in response to polls conducted by Legit.ng on Twitter and Facebook.

Among Facebook users, 82% of Nigerians said they don't trust the FG in containing the spread of the virus while only 18% back the government to contain it.

On the other hand, the majority of respondents on Twitter also said they don't trust the FG. Specifically, 63% say they don't trust the FG while those that trust the FG and those who are unsure share the same 15%.

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Meanwhile, Russell Amaogaranya belives that Nigeria can fight the virus only with the help of God. He, however, added that if the government is serious, like the fight against Ebola, they can fight it.

Susan George, on the other hand, said that since Nigerian doctors were able to deal with Ebola outbreak time, they should be able to deal with this. "No one is praying for us to experience this dreadful one. You can ask people not to travel. Just let people be very health-conscious," she said.

Here are some curated reactions from Twitter.

Lamina: "Not specifically sure. Check the reported deaths recorded at Kano is most tantamount to CORONAVIRUS case but claimed is LASSA FEVER. However, Lassa fever is a subset of the coronavirus, similitude in all facets."

Adetomiwa Adetoye: "If Nigeria could combat Ebola virus I strongly believe they can do it."

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OLórunòsebi Ireníse: "Goodluck Jonathan is no longer president and the lioness Stella Adedevoh is no longer alive...They contained a much deadlier disease EBOLA."

Recall that Legit.ng reported that the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bello Mohammed and the Nigeria Police were urged to order the release of five staff of the Nigerian News Group.

The staff working in one of the platforms of the organisation - Television Nigerian - were allegedly arrested on Friday, January 31, by the Police on the instruction of the FCT minister.

The journalists - Pricilla Ajeshola, Jacob Orji, Abayomi Adedoyin, Peggy Shande, and David Gold Enemingin were further detained and paraded by the FCT Police Command on Saturday, February 1, as persons attempting to cause panic in the nation’s capital.

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Source: Legit.ng

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