Popular Nigerian musician and former member of the defunct Psquare duo, Paul Okoye, popularly known as Rudeboy has taken to his Facebook page to mock Nigerian politicians over the poor state of health infrastructure in the country amidst the coronavirus spread.
Rudeboy, who made his views through the remix of Plantashun Boys’ popular hit track “If Life,” emphasized that politicians would have to stay and suffer with ordinary Nigerian citizens as coronavirus spreads since they could not fly out to western countries to get treatment.
This is coming as the Chief of Staff to the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.
The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, also tested positive for coronavirus. The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki is also in isolation after his Assembly speaker tested positive for coronavirus.
One of the sons of prominent Nigerian politician, Atiku Abubarkar, also tested positive to the virus and has been moved to the Gwagwarada Specialist Hospital for treatment as top ranking Nigerians make headlines of the first phase of coronavirus infected persons in Nigeria.
Nigerians on social media have reacted to the high profile coronavirus infected persons, criticizing them for failing to fix the nation’s health sector over the years.
A meagre N2,000 (5 dollars) was budgeted to provide healthcare for each of the estimated 200 million Nigerian in the year 2020. This is derived from the N427.3 billion proposed for Healthcare in the proposed 2020 national budget.
As coronavirus spreads to six states in Nigeria, with fear that the infection could get worse, highly-placed health workers have said that the nation does not have up to 500 ventilators across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory according to a Punch report.
Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in the country making it a total 46 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria so far. Out of the 46 cases, two persons have been discharged with 1 death recorded according statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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