President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has come under attack by Nigerians following his statement on Twitter over the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The spokesperson of President Buhari had questioned the Nigeria media on Sunday for focusing more on Coronavirus rather than talk on people that are killed as a result of Malaria.
The President’s aide in his tweet had written: “This morning’s newspapers, all of them have Coronavirus as the lead, cover story.”
“When will they bring the spotlight to bear on 822 who are killed by malaria every day in Nigeria?”
This morning’s newspapers, all of them have Coronavirus as the lead,
When will they bring the spotlight to bear on 822 who are killed by malaria everyday in Nigeria?
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) March 1, 2020
However, the post did not go down well with some Nigerians who told Garba Shehu that President Buhari led administration has failed in the area of health.
Some noted that the current administration should be ashamed that malaria which has a treatment is killing Nigerians daily.
See reactions below:
We all know the first treatment and prevention of malaria. That it kills people in Nigeria is a shame on your government so focus on that.
— Shimmer (@AllyShimmer) March 1, 2020
2015 to 2023.
You will become very very irrelevant and useless like your tweet.
— #FreeDadiyataNow SAN (@Dadiyata07) March 1, 2020
Is malaria contagious? If they start reporting that one again, won't you people say that it is fake news and they are projecting your failures? There is nothing we would do for you people that you people would not see fault inside. They should not report the virus again
— God's Daughter (@jagzangel) March 1, 2020
Listen to your reasoning capability ? If actually malaria parasite is killing 836 Nigerians everyday, whose fault is it ? Am glad u r exposing the flaws of this government.
— Emmanuella (@OyinkuroJames) March 1, 2020
Thanks abunch for bragging over the deaths of over 822 hapless Nigerians to malaria, daily.
— His Knowledgeable (@HisKnowledgeabl) March 1, 2020