COVID-19: Buhari Not Briefing Nigerians ‘A Matter Of Style,’ Says Adesina

A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari.



Mr Femi Adesina has defended President Muhammadu Buhari for not addressing Nigerians on the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day.

Against the backdrop of the confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 within the nation numbering over 50, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity believes his principal has a proper to his fashion of management.

He acknowledged this throughout his look on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.

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Asked why the President didn’t transient Nigerians because it was finished in different nations, Adesina mentioned, “It’s a matter of style”.

“The style that A adopts may not be the one that B adopts, and there is no style that you can call ‘this style’ for everybody. So, everybody is at liberty to adopt a style that suits him.”

Adesina, nonetheless, famous that the President had put sure measures in place to make sure info was handed via the best channels.

He listed these to incorporate the organising of a Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus, in addition to briefings from the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), amongst different stakeholders within the nation’s well being sector.

With these measures being operational, the presidential aide confused that there was no want for President Buhari to present an everyday briefing, so long as there was no communication breach.

He mentioned, “The fashion our President has adopted is to arrange a Presidential Task Force headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), which briefs often.

“You have the Minister of Health who briefs, you have the Minister of State for Health who briefs, you have the NCDC who briefs; so you have that chain and there is no lack of information.”

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