The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Federal Government to urgently address concerns being raised by Nigerians regarding some steps taken by it to check the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to pay attention to Nigerians and take urgent steps to address the issues of palliatives raised by poor masses whose means of livelihood had been crippled by the restriction order.
He further called on the Presidency not to politicise COVID-19 efforts but take immediate steps to address the concerns being expressed by the PDP and majority of Nigerians.
He noted: “For the avoidance of doubt, all that the PDP has done, even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 in our country, is to counsel the Presidency like other Nigerians, on how to safeguard our nation from the pandemic, most of which were largely ignored.
“From the moment that the index case was established, our party had continued to advice Mr. President on how to manage the situation.
“The PDP had also consistently requested of Mr. President to provide economic palliative that will help the country manage the fall out of the pandemic.
“All that our party had done were in the best interest of Nigerians and the good governance of our nation. We believe that this is the duty which PDP owes Nigerians at this critical time.”