- A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, has said Nigerians do not have the right to order President Muhammadu Buhari around
- Adesina made the statement on a live radio programme after a caller asked for Buhari to hold a presidential media chat
- The presidential aide said the president would do whatever is good for the country any given time
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A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, has told Nigerians that they do not have the right to order President Muhammadu Buhari around.
Adesina made the statement during a live programme on Nigeria Info FM where he rebuked a Nigerian, who identified himself as Ibikunle, for demanding that Buhari hold a presidential media chat.
The presidential aide who faulted the demand by Ibikunle insisted that the president had addressed the nation thrice after serious clamour by Nigerians across social platforms in the last two months.
“When this COVID thing began, ‘president should talk to us, the president should talk to us,’ he has had three national broadcasts within a month, what else do they want? What else do they want?
“People think because either you elected a president or you didn’t elect him, you must lead your president by the nose. It doesn’t happen.
“Because you elected a man then you begin to order him around. The president would do whatever is good for the country any given time,” Adesina in the video.
In another news report, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 4, participated in an online summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group Meeting in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the meeting themed United Against COVID-19 was presided over by the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan and current chair of the NAM, IIham Aliyev.
In his opening speech, Aliyev thanked the member countries of NAM for unanimously endorsing the global fight against COVID-19 to protect humanity from destruction.
He revealed that already Azerbaijan had donated 5 million dollars to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help combat the deadly Coronavirus disease.
According to him, Azerbaijan on its part has introduced several measures including special quarantine region which has extended to May 31 to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
He also disclosed that the country had earmarked 3.5 billion dollars for the implementation of the country’s social interventions programmes, while tax holidays had also been offered to some companies to cushion the negative impacts of the deadly virus.
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