Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has said the president not coming out to address Nigerians over the Coronavirus pandemic, is a matter of style.
Adesina was a guest on Channels TV on Thursday evening where he was asked why the president has not addressed Nigerians in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. He responded
“It’s a matter of style. The style that A adopts may not be the one that B adopts, and there is no style that you can call ‘this style’ for everybody. So, everybody is at liberty to adopt a style that suits him. The style our President has adopted is to set up a Presidential Task Force headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), which briefs regularly.
You have the Minister of Health who briefs, you have the Minister of State for Health who briefs, you have the NCDC who briefs; so you have that chain and there is no lack of information.” he said
He said the President had put certain measures in place to ensure information was passed through the right channels. He listed these to include the setting up of a Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus, as well as briefings from the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), among other stakeholders in the nation’s health sector.