President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused by the Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development of putting the lives of Nigerians at risk as the coronavirus continues to spread across the world.
The group called on the President to keep Nigerians safe by stopping flights coming from countries affected by Coronavirus.
AIED in a statement through the Director of Media and Publicity, O’Seun John, described the decision of the president to allow flights from these affected countries as a betrayal of the oath he took to safeguard Nigerians against external and internal forces.
“We find it extremely hard to understand the motive behind the refusal of the Buhari administration to close the Nigerian borders and shut down our Airports against travelers from coronavirus infected countries in the wake of the global pandemic.”
“It is unexplainable that a Father will knowingly and wishfully expose his children to the cold hands of death to satisfy the ego of superiority in the fight against the deadly COVID-19.”
“Let’s make no mistake, Nigeria is on the brink of an outbreak and like South Korea, who was doing everything right until patient number 31 decided to disobey social distancing order, we can not afford to leave the country to the unseen hands of the divine.”
AIED charged Buhari to activate a partial nationwide emergency protocol and have companies direct staff to work remotely.
The group called on the President to be proactive rather than send condolence messages to victims later.