Coronavirus: NGF replies Buhari's critics, says Nigerians need regular updates not nationwide broadcast

Coronavirus: NGF replies Buhari's critics, says Nigerians need regular updates not nationwide broadcast

- Nigerian governors have replied those berating President Buhari for not addressing the nation over coronavirus

- Some prominent Nigerians have called on the president to address Nigerians over the deadly disease

- In its reactions, the NGF said Nigerians need regular updates, not the president's address

Following the criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's failure to address the nation on the confirmed cases of pandemic coronavirus in the country, the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) has come to the president's aide.

Premium Times reports that the 36 state governors under the aegis of NGF said that the president does not necessarily have to address the nation on the deadly disease.

Legit.ng gathered that the governors said this was because Buhari had already set up a task force on the COVID-19 virus which have been delivering updates to the nation

The chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi, said this on Wednesday, March 18, while responding to enquiries if the governors were of an opinion that the president should address the nation on COVID-19.

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The Senate had on Wednesday, March 18, called on Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: NGF replies Buhari's critics, says Nigerians need regular updates not nationwide broadcast

A patient of coronavirus undergoing treatment.
Source: UGC

The call came amidst backlash on the president for failing to address the nation as some presidents of other countries had done.

It would be recalled that countries like Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe have had their presidents address them since the coronavirus outbreak in those countries.

Fayemi said what was important was the regular reports delivered to the nation from the COVID-19 taskforce that has been put together by the federal government.

He said: “It really should not matter who is giving this conference on a daily basis. Buhari had set up a 12-man task force on Monday, March 16, for the control of the disease.

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

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that despite that a few cases of people testing positive to the pandemic coronavirus were reported in Nigeria the country is still considered safe if compared to the rate of cases in other countries.

It was reported that although many people are consciously taking precautionary steps, businesses are still going on as usual.

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