The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Monday’s COVID-19 Pandemic speech by President Muhammadu Buhari as failing to address salient issues of urgent concerns to Nigerians in their daily struggle against the spread of the plague in our country.
The main opposition expressed sadness that Mr President again failed to show leadership and displayed total lack of touch with reality as he failed to give any hope on palliatives to the ordinary Nigerians as they face hunger and economic pangs of the lockdown.
In a statement, the PDP said, “It is more painful that President Buhari could not address the immediate needs of the people or provide a trajectory that will take care of their future.”
“Instead, Mr President bored our nation with a rehash of global data already known to Nigerians in addition to promises that are far-flung departures from the harsh realities on the ground.”
According to the party, “Nigerians expected Mr President to directly address the established failures of his palliatives distribution, particularly the provision of funds to the poorest of the poor, which has been marred by allegations of corruption and diversion of funds. This is in addition to allegations of diversion of rice and other food items meant for the poor masses.”
The party berates President Buhari’s Palliative measures saying it does not address Nigerians, According to the PDP, “Announcing the expansion of the palliative scope to 3.6 million households without addressing the failure of the scheme and with no parameter to showcase the declared expansion is an encouragement of the corrupt system that has been depriving Nigerians.”