COVID-19: PDP advises FG to address concerns of Nigerians



The Peoples Party (PDP) advised the Government to take urgent steps to address the concerns being expressed by in the overall determination to check the spread of the pandemic in the country.

Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary,  gave this advice in a on in Abuja.

Ologbondiyan advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to and take urgent steps to address the issues raised by poor masses whose means of livelihood had been crippled by the restriction order.

He said that the President’s speech on April 13, completely embodied the feeling and mood of across board, adding that expect him to immediately address the issue of palliatives.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all that the PDP done, even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 in our country, is to counsel the Presidency like other Nigerians, on how to safeguard our nation from the pandemic, most of which were largely ignored.

“From the moment that the index case was established, our party had continued to advice Mr President on how to manage the situation.

“The PDP had also consistently requested of Mr President to provide palliative that will help the country manage the fall out of the pandemic.

“All that our party had done were in the best interest of Nigerians and the good of our nation. We believe that this is the duty which PDP owes Nigerians at this critical time,” he said.

Ologbondiyan  urged the Presidency not to politicise COVID-19 effort but take urgent steps to address the concerns being expressed by the PDP and majority of Nigerians. (NAN)