The Nigerian Presidency has predicted that Africans will celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari as a Coronavirus Hero when the pandemic finally comes to an end.
Mr Buhari was last month appointed by ECOWAS leaders to spearhead the fight against Coronavirus disease in the West Africa sub-region. The deadly virus has claimed the life of his Chief of Staff.
“…By the time this whole epidemic situation is over, this president will be showcased as COVID-19 hero, not only in Nigeria, but in the entire West African sub-region which he leads,” Mr Shehu was quoted as saying
He also denied claims that the outbreak of the pandemic disease in Nigeria has halted governance.
“This is not true at all. Serious work is going on, the president, vice president, ministers, MDAs, everyone is busy at work,” the presidential spokesman added.
“We are focused not just on containing the pandemic, but also continuing the work of governance we have been doing since before the pandemic.
“In the last two months, during this pandemic, we have seen the following: the Social Investment Programme (SIP) is running and is being expanded to provide greater relief during the pandemic.
“The Federal Executive Council has resumed, albeit virtually, and if you have followed the meetings you will be familiar with the various approvals issued, including one for a national agriculture mechanisation programme,” he added.