Monday, April 20, 2020

Fix hospitals to honour Kyari, Falana tells Buhari

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, said on Sunday the greatest tribute the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), could pay to the 19 deceased victims of COVID-19 in Nigeria, including his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday, was for governments at all levels to fix public hospitals.

Falana, who made the call in a statement, also attributed the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to official hypocrisy, impunity and the lack of coordination between federal and state governments in the efforts to fight the pandemic in Nigeria.

He said, “From the foregoing, it is indisputable that there is an obvious lack of a coherent COVID-19 policy. This puts to question dangerously the seriousness of the Federal Government in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“No doubt, President Buhari has paid glowing tribute to the late Mr Abba Kyari. But the greatest tribute that can be paid to the deceased and the other 18 citizens that have lost their precious lives on account of complications arising from COVID-19 is for the Federal, state and local governments to embark on fixing and equipping public hospitals without any further delay.