Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for appointing President Muhammadu Buhari ‘Champion of the COVID-19 response’.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that ECOWAS leaders in a virtual meeting on Thursday appointed the Nigerian leader to lead the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the West African region.
The appointment took place Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of His Excellency, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.
In a tweet via his Twitter page on Friday morning, Fani-Kayode described the appointment as a mistake, adding that the ECOWAS will regret the appointment of Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain added that the Nigerian leader can barely manage himself, and now he is being appointed to manage a sub-region of 400 million people.
Fani-Kayode noted that the possibility of Buhari managing the sub-region was in doubt.
He wrote: “The greatest mistake that the ECOWAS leaders have made is to appoint Buhari as the leader of the fight against COVID-19.
“This is a cataclysmic error which they will deeply regret. He can barely manage himself and now you ask him to manage a sub-region of 400 million people?”
The greatest mistake that the ECOWAS leaders have made is to appoint @MBuhari as the leader of the fight against Covid 19. This is a cataclysmic error which they will deeply regret. He can barely manage himself & now you ask him to manage a sub-region of 400 million people?
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) April 24, 2020