The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Concise News reports.
This news medium has reported that the federal government in the early hours of Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was brought into the country by an Italian.
The minister said the Italian citizen whose identity is yet to be revealed, works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan on the 25th of February 2020.
However, in a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP berated the Buhari Presidency for its negligence and laidback attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly corona virus into our dear country.
The opposition party accused the Presidency of not ‘being alive’ to its responsibilities by failing to take necessary steps to avoid the entrance of Coronavirus into the country.’
The party stressed that “a responsive and proactive government would have mobilized effective surveillance and screening measures to ward off the menace.”