ide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has said the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic could have been worse in the country if not for the President.
The Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media stated this on Tuesday, comparing the impact of the pandemic in Nigeria to other countries.
Onochie stated that the Nigerian President managed the pandemic well and was able to minimise the hardship occasioned by the pandemic.
“I recently travelled to the United Kingdom. Some Major brand shops have closed down. Those open, have closed many branches. Some are now only online. I couldn’t find my desired mobile phone to buy.
“People have lost and are still losing their jobs. I know and spoke to some people, who have lost their homes already. It’s a sad situation in the UK as it is in the USA. Prices have gone up. From about £8 an hour to hire a cleaner, its now £14 an hour. But they all rightly blame the Pandemic, not PM Boris Johnson nor Pres. Joe Biden.
“Nigeria is part of the global community devastated by pandemic, but Nigeria is better than most. Let’s be supportive. Nigeria’s Pres. Buhari has managed and minimised the hardship occasioned by the pandemic. It could have been worse,” Onochie stated.