In a rare sighting, our now grounded travel vlogger president
addressed the country read from a sheet of paper and gave Nigerians updates concerning the coronavirus.
The address told us a bunch of things we already suspected. The lockdown would be extended for another two weeks, its extension is a matter of life and death and it was all for the good of the country. We get it, we’re not mad at that.
However, the speech did leave us with some grey areas we’ll be needing some non-tele-prompted assistance with. If anyone has the president’s number, please send him these questions to answer.
What about the security challenges facing Lagos and Ogun State?
Actually, the security challenges to the whole country. Keeping the population on lockdown, where the majority live below the poverty line, is asking them to extend that line and play hopscotch with their morality and well being.
What’s going to happen to the remaining under privileged people living in Nigeria?
President Buhari informed us that an additional one million homes would be covered by the social investment program, bringing 3.6 million households under the president’s palliative measures. One big problem, Nigeria’s poor comes in at over one hundred million. What happens to the rest?
Are these the palliative measures the additional one million additional Nigerians will stretch for the next two weeks?
Presido, we need an answer.
Will this measure continue to be observed in relieving the effects of the virus?
Just asking here Mr Buhari.
How exactly are the poor being categorised?
Who qualifies, who doesn’t? How are they being identified? Paid? How isn’t this popular knowledge?
How come the lockdown hasn’t been extended to more states seeing as it now affects 20 states of the federation?
I know we’re not waiting for case numbers tip multiply. Any reason decisive action isn’t being taken?
How come President Buhari didn’t speak on overzealous armed forces enforcers of the kick down?
We’ve seen the punishments and deaths brought in by soldiers enforcing the lockdown. Inhumane treatment doesn’t get a mention?
How many daily tests can we expect now that the testing capacity has been increased to 1500?
Just so we know what our chances of curbing the spread are.
What questions do you have for President Buhari?