President Buhari Under Fresh Attack For Not Addressing Nigerians Properly:
The President Muhammadu Buhari is under another fresh attack after he was accused earlier for not addressing Nigerians over the fear the corona virus has intilled.
Earlier today, another fresh attack has been displayed on social media that the president has refused to address Nigerians on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhari as a leader has refused to speak on the matter unlike his counterparts in many other countries battling with the virus.
last week, the senate also appealed to the president to address Nigerians and instill confidence in them and let them know that everything will be fine.
According to a reports by the PUNCH, the Presidency bowed to pressure on Thursday with one of the President’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu, issuing a statement advising Nigerians to observe personal hygiene.
Shehu also bombarded the Senate for asking the President to do a television broadcast, describing it as “cheap politics”.
However, after the pressure the President, through his official Twitter handle on friday, sent out a message of encouragement to Nigerians.
He tweeted, “Protecting Nigerians from the coronavirus is a key priority for us as a government. We have the Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control working round-the-clock with several other agencies, as well as state governments, to ensure this.
“I have absolute confidence in the relevant ministers in the cabinet, the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus which I recently established, and the officials of the NCDC who are all providing constant updates and professional counsel.”
The tweets were criticised and it seems like so many Nigerians were displeased with the platform in which the president chose to use in addressing the country.
The critics stated that a television broadcast would send a better message than tweets which are directed at the President’s two million
One of the people who criticised the tweet was, a former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, he wrote, “Faceless ghosts hide behind hand-held and credit someone else with words.
“They forget that, actually, communication has DNA. It’s easy to know this is not from @MBuhari. It’s not his syntax or sentence DNA. It’s not difficult to figure out who wrote
You have only 2.6m followers on Twitter. Go on-air and speak to your 180million citizens,” @KingCossy1 tweeted.
@Zuchradio also tweeted, “Buhari, if there wasn’t social media, wouldn’t you communicate with the people you govern? I see no reason for tweeting instead of a live broadcast.” he added.