The former Presidential candidate noted that since the President can attend events, he should be able to respond to the call of the National Assembly.
Ezekwesili in a statement through her spokesperson, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said at this time that the virus is affecting the economy, the Nigeria President is not doing much on the outbreak of COVID-19.
She noted that the President should explain to the National Assembly and Nigerians on the strategies and effort his administration is making to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, said, “Fellow Citizens, it is grossly irresponsible of Nigeria President, General Muhammadu Buhari, to hide away from addressing and assuring his citizens at a time like this when leaders of other nations are doing much more.”
She added that the President is “Majoring in the Minors of declaring events open, while his citizens are panicked about the fast accelerating health and economic crises.”
The former Minister called on the leadership of the National Assembly to call on the President to revealed his plan on the pandemic and economic wars the country is in.
She further stated that the legislature must act now that the Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria to provide the constitutional leadership he swore to provide.
She said, “NASS must quickly avert any repeat of President Buhari’s lax counter-terrorism war that has cost the country too many lives. A contagion from deadly #CoronaVirus must be avoided immediately. NOW! Nigeria simply cannot afford the implications of an exponential increase in the number of citizens infected by #CoronaVirus. It is insensitive of the President to be mute at a time like this.”
“That @followlasg published that it is already contact-tracing 1,300 Nigerians in one way or the other linked to confirm cases of the disease should worry us.”
“Let President Buhari come out of his self-isolation and lead his country and people to win these wars. The economic impact of the health crisis will be severe on our majority’s extremely poor of more than 93 million. President Buhari must be reminded that leadership is not about personal comfort”, Ezekwesili added.