Nigeria’s former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is missing in action as Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country.
She made this known in a statement on Friday.
Through her spokesperson, Ozioma Ubabukoh, Mrs Ezekwesisli said rather than the president to explain to the public his administration’s strategies to contain coronavirus, the “president is missing in action.”
“Fellow Citizens, it is grossly irresponsible of Nigeria President, General Muhammadu Buhari, to hide away from addressing and assuring his citizens at a time like this when leaders of other nations are doing much more.”
She ordered the leadership of the National Assembly to summon Mr Buhari.
“NASS must quickly avert any repeat of President Buhari’s lax counter-terrorism war that has cost the country too many lives. A contagion from deadly #CoronaVirus must be avoided immediately. NOW! Nigeria simply cannot afford the implications of an exponential increase in the number of citizens infected by #CoronaVirus. It is insensitive of the President to be mute at a time like this.
“That @followlasg published that it is already contact-tracing 1,300 Nigerians in one way or the other linked to confirm cases of the disease should worry us.
“Let President Buhari come out of his self-isolation and lead his country and people to win these wars. The economic impact of the health crisis will be severe on our majority’s extremely poor of more than 93 million. President Buhari must be reminded that leadership is not about personal comfort”, she wrote.