The President of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari has finally spoken on the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.
The President had earlier been criticised for not addressing Nigerians on the disease.
But shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the 30th case of the disease in Nigeria, the president’s short address to Nigerians surfaced on Twitter.
In a 23 seconds video posted on the social media platform by Bashir Ahmad, his Personal Assistant on New Media, President Buhari said he’s working with the Ministry of Health to protect Nigerians. He said:
“We are working with [Federal] Ministry of Health (@FMoHNigeria) on protecting our citizens from #COVIDー19, as a government, this is now a key priority for us. I therefore enjoin you to make sure adequate medical provisions and other welfare requirements are available — President on coronavirus pandemic. COVID19Nigeria.”
As at 05:28 pm on the 22nd of March, there are 30 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria.