President Muhammadu Buhari says Government is doing everything possible to protect Nigerians from the effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The President message was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Buhari also noted that a lot had changed about the government’s economic plans, especially with oil prices oscillating between $29 and $30 in recent times, as opposed to the $57 dollars benchmark for this year’s budget. The President said many variables, including production cost and political impact, determine oil prices, but said “we will see how to survive fallen prices, as we already envisaged the problem.”
Stressing the importance of education and healthcare, the President submitted that if people were adequately educated, “they won’t accept any form of mismanagement by leadership, nor would they allow themselves to be manipulated by those promoting ethnic and religious sentiments,” especially during this period.
The President further promised that inputs in agriculture, education and healthcare would continue as much as practicable.