The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 which it says is incompetent.
In a statement signed on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said beyond announcing infections and fatalities, the PTF had not shown it was capable of handling the pandemic.
“More distressing is that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has not demonstrated any capacity beyond mere announcement of figures of infected persons, deaths, recoveries, discharges and issues of local protocols rather than engaging in epidemiology, researches and production of equipment, drugs, therapeutics and other medical palliatives that can help stave off the impact of the global pandemic.
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“On account of this, the PDP restates our demands for the dissolution of the PTF and in its place allow a convergence of experts in a special department under the purview of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to professionally tackle the pandemic, ” PDP said about the PTF headed by the Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Boss Mustapha.