Officially known as COVID-19, the pandemic disease originated from China late last year. Nigeria, as at the time of this report, has officially recorded 30 cases confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health.
On Sunday evening, a twenty three seconds video surfaced on the internet showing President Buhari speaking on the outbreak of the disease in the country. This came after critics and the Nigerian Senate called on the president to address Nigerians on what his administration is doing to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Bashir Ahmed, the president’s media aide, also reposted the version of the clip which appeared to have been edited.
“We are working with the Federal Ministry of Health on protecting our citizens from #COVID-19. As a government, this is now a key priority for us,” the president is heard saying in the video clip which showed he was addressing an audience.
“I therefore enjoin you to ensure that adequate medical provisions and other welfare requirements are afforded,” he said before the clip abruptly ended.
Some Nigerians who watched the video reacted to the president’s pronunciation of some words. See some reactions this reporter picked from Twitter.
When buhari realizes he can no longer travel as he used to because of the corona virus (covid19) pandemic
— Ace: Skinny (@Mosace1) March 23, 2020
The whole of president Buhari social media team needs to be replaced over COVIK ONE NINE video for not correcting him ,watched it and shared it ?
now even ghana people on my TL are having fun with it.
I hope the "baba must speak to us" WhatsApp group people are happy.
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) March 22, 2020
— Nonstro (@nostro44) March 22, 2020
#Buhari : We are working with the ministry of health on protecting our citizens from COVIK ONE NINE virus
Speech Writer : pic.twitter.com/386G2IbHKd
— Chukwuebuka (@Off5pring) March 22, 2020
Buhari didn't close the border on time because his daughter was in the UK
— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ ? (@tolutezzy_) March 22, 2020
— RIJF_Abba_kyari⚪️ (@wizzaltaaf) March 22, 2020
NiGERIA . Yes! I’ll say it with full chest and 2nipples. HOME OF THE WORLD’s BRIGHTEST MINDs.
So how did we end up with a Buhari ? The sound minds made a dullard king . Defending a no WAEC with all the PhDs they’ve acquired. Why ? pic.twitter.com/MkG0X8DYr3
— OSHOMAh (@JohnNetworQ) March 22, 2020
— GB?️DER? (@burnarealest) March 23, 2020
Re-electing Buhari is one the greatest mistake that will continue to hunt Nigerians for decades to come. Man don't even know what's happening around him. That 23 seconds video was cut and edited more than 4 times and he was even reading from a paper. ??
— Aliyu Kwarbai (@AliyuKwarbai) March 22, 2020
Buhari begged to be President of Nigeria 4 times. Now, citizens need him to address them on an important issue but he has gone missing. And if you dare mention his name you get called bigot, hater & all sort of stupid derogatory names by those who should worry for their own life.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) March 22, 2020
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