COVID-19: Buhari don’t have anything new to say on coronavirus – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on the Coronavirus scourge at the “appropriate” time.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the details Nigerians required from the President was already being given out to them.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Minister said even though he is not out to pre-empt the president but Buhari may have nothing new to say.
According to Mohammed: “When it is appropriate, Mr President will address the nation. But, I think what you want to hear from Mr President are the kind of things we are telling you.
“This is not to preempt or second guess Mr President, I think he will do the needful,” Mr Mohammed said at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
The Nigerian government had confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in the country.
In a bid to curb the widespread of the viruse in the country, the Nigerian government had placed a travel ban on some countries.
However, an activist who pledged anonymity berated Buhari over his silence on the outbreak of COVID-19.
“It i’s uncalled-for that Buhari has not addressed Nigerians properly on these issues. The president of a country like the US has addressed his citizens.