The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, has revealed what his new task as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 has done to him.
Speaking during a meeting of the presidential task force with the leadership of the Nigerian lawmakers in Abuja, he said he never knew Nigeria’s healthcare system was in a very bad state until the COVID-19 pandemic and his recent role as the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19.
he noted that the pandemic has provided the opportunity to examine the state of the national health care systems which is in dire need of reforms and funding, he said the weaknesses in Nigeria’s health systems became more glaring given the way more established health systems in Europe and America collapsed under pressure.
He, however, assured that there are plans to lay a legacy foundation for the immediate, medium and long-term development of the health system in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic across the country.
Meanwhile, The open confession has drawn Nigerians’ anger with many wondering how such a high-ranking official did not know the reality the people were facing.
Below are some reactions:
Boss Mustapha said he had no idea the rot in the health sector until this Corona thing. As per they don't kuku use Nigerian hospitals.
— Legal Tycoon (@Counsel_TAO) April 9, 2020
This is a Nigerian Hospital, but yet Boss Mustapha or none of our Politicians know we have this kind of thing existing.. WHY? Cus Abuja today, London Tomorrow. Medical Tourists.#Buhari #ToyinAbraham 13 in Lagos pic.twitter.com/0GkCjGp06x
— JEREMY FRANKSON (@jerryfrankson) April 9, 2020
Boss Mustapha like most Nigerians is clueless as to how bad our healthcare sector is yet people accuse me of always being negative. Well, I never knew how bad things were until I became a doctor, worked in 3 continents then returned. I was shocked that people are not in arms. pic.twitter.com/LFolN53t6T
— Ikpeme Neto (@docneto) April 10, 2020
Boss Mustapha said he is not aware of the state of our hospitals.
Our Minister of Health said he is not aware if doctors treating Covid-19 patients are paid Hazard allowance.
It is finished! We don't mean anything to this people. I need to start looking for a new country. 😔
— Alex Oluwatobi (@alexlobaloba) April 10, 2020
President – I'm not aware
Information minister- I'm not aware
Power minister- I'm not aware
Transport minister- I'm not aware
IG – I'm not aware
Boss Mustapha – I'm not aware
Minister of health- I'm not aware of hazard allowance for health workers
We run a 'I'M NOT AWARE" govt
— Professor Emeritus (@theDamorela) April 10, 2020
If SGF Boss Mustapha can claim he didnt know that Nigeria's health sector is in such a deplorable state until corona issue and these are the kind of people that surround the president and advise him can we now see that Nigeria fvcked.
— 🇳🇬Your Destiny Helper®🇳🇬 (@AyanfeOfGod) April 9, 2020
Minister of Health, Osagie Ohanire, you are not aware? What are you aware of?? These doctors and nurses and other support staff put their lives on the line daily and even more so now!! More so now!!#TheirLivesMatter
You dropped the ball just like @femigbaja said….😔😔
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) April 10, 2020
Please I want to make an appeal,
Let us send a clear message to the nigerian govt and the minister of health that they are TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE by having no hazard pay packages for health workers fighting coronavirus.
RT this till someone acts.#ProtectNigerianHealthWorkers
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 10, 2020
Meanwhile,some also asked Nigerian not to blame the SSG because he does not use the facility as it were
Don't blame SGF Boss mustapha for saying the truth, he doesn't know the State of health sector Since he doesn't use it, unlike Fashola that knew the state of Nigerian roads that are 'not that bad as painted' Blame the moronic buharideens that keep supporting this administration.
— Imadapsi (@Ifedapsi) April 9, 2020