Coronavirus: PDP tells Buhari to address Nigerians immediately

Coronavirus: PDP tells Buhari to address Nigerians immediately

- The PDP accuses the Buhari presidency of insulting the Senate for calling on President Buhari to address the nation about the spread of coronavirus in the country

- The party in a statement alleged that the president had committed gross misconduct by allowing his aides to haul insults on the Senate

- The PDP said it is unacceptable for a presidential aide to refer to a resolution of the Senate as cheap politics

The PDP has accused the Buhari presidency of insulting the Senate for calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to personally address the nation about the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The party in a statement on Friday, March 20, through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that the Buhari administration had committed gross misconduct by allowing aides of the president to haul insults on the Senate.

Coronavirus: PDP tells Buhari to address Nigerians immediately

The PDP accuses the Buhari presidency of insulting the Senate
Source: UGC

The PDP said it was shocking and totally unacceptable for the presidential aides to describe as cheap politics the lawful resolution of the Senate asking for the president to address the nation on the fight against the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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The opposition said the response of the presidency on the Senate’s resolution was an unpardonable slap on the faces of the totality of Nigerians, whom the Senate represents.

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The PDP asked the Buhari presidency to immediately withdraw its response to the Senate and apologise to Nigerians.

It also demanded the president to address the nation on the coronavirus issue.

Meanwhile, following the coronavirus pandemic nationwide, the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday, March 20, instructed that universities across the country be closed for a month beginning from Monday, March 23.

This announcement is coming about twenty-four hours after the federal government ordered all educational institutions to shut down.

According to Premium Times, the information was revealed in a circular signed by Suleiman Rammon-Yusuf, the commission’s deputy executive secretary.

He explained that the closure of institutions by the commission is necessary to fight the further spread of coronavirus across the nation.

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In another report, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared Sunday 22 and 29 March, as days of prayers against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria and globally.

Rev Samson Ayokunle, the president of CAN, in a statement directed churches in Nigeria to observe date set aside for prayers, PR Nigeria.

The religious body asked Christians to pray for God to stop the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria and all over the world.

Still on health, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), has postponed an annual colloquium programme to mark his birthday due to rising tension over coronavirus.

The former governor of Lagos state will clock 68 years on Sunday, March 29, and the event is part of the activities to celebrate the new age.

But amid overriding public concern over the state of coronavirus in the country, Asiwaju Tinubu said he has put the colloquium, which according to him, will centre on the '' discussion on innovation in basic education.

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The APC leader noted that the world has entered an unprecedented phase of Covid-19 and stressed that it is urgent to increase "awareness of this possible public health menace.

Meanwhile, as initiative focused on preventing the spread of fake or misleading news, gossips and stories across Africa have been launched in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

FactCheck is a registered non-profit development organization focused on reality-checking and unique insightful reporting. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, March 19, country lead, Temitope Adeoye gave an insight on how the initiative works.

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