As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown eases Monday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians not to resign to fate and jeopardize their lives but maintain hygienic behaviours and recommended social safety measures..
It also lambasted the Federal Government for showing poor attention to local efforts at controlling the virus urging the private sector to rally for homegrown solutions for therapeutics, test kits, ventilators and palliatives to combat the pandemic.
A statement on Sunday by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan regretted that President Muhammadu Buhari failed to find direction in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country despite the huge resources at his disposal
The Party also lamented that officials of the Federal Government were more interested in TV shows, self-praise, photo-ops and diversion of palliatives as well as needless political parochialism at the expense of the lives of Nigerians.
Said the statement, “Nigerians would recall that our party had continued to warn against the over-reliance on foreign solutions at this time when every nation is more interested in its own challenges, a situation that even put our nation at risk of serving as guinea pigs for medical experimentations.
“It is even unimaginable that the Buhari Presidency is releasing Nigerians into the streets without any comprehensive fumigation of major streets, shopping malls, offices and other public places in cities like Abuja and Lagos despite the huge resources it claimed to be spending on this pandemic.
“Furthermore, President Buhari has failed to make provisions for post lockdown stimulus for compatriots whose businesses have been crippled and are now in dire need of refinancing” PDP lamented.