Huma right activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, saysthe greatest tribute the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), could pay to the deceased vof COVID-19 in Nigeria, including his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, is to fix public hospitals.
Falana, who made the call in a statement, which reads, “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.
“Just last week, the British Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, who was discharged from a public hospital in London after his treatment for COVID-19, was full of adulation for the National Health Service of his country. That should be a sober lesson for members of the ruling class in Nigeria, who usually spend public funds on medical treatment in foreign medical centres.”
Kyari, had died of COVID-19 complications on Friday and was buried in Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, on Saturday