The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has advised Nigerians on the novel COVID-19 Pandemic.
speaking earlier today ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi during the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus by providing some intervention materials like sanitisers, handbills and posters said curbing the spread of the disease called for the patriotism of all Nigerians.
“This is a huge task and calls for patriotism among Nigerians to stay isolated, stay safe and report people with the symptoms associated with COVID-19 to the authorities.“The federal and state governments need a command structure to be able to stem the tide of this global problem in our country.this structure should include teams of researchers, scholars and medical scientists not groups dominated by bureaucrats and politicians.
Prof.Ogunyemi also said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed alleged hypocrisy of this government and the lip-service it pays in delivering healthcare.
The academic Union called on all Nigerians to demand accountability on how the 1.1trillion emergency fund released for the control of coronavirus and demand was spent.
Unless this is done, the union believes we cannot trust those it described as “economic vampires” not to divert the money into personal use and award contracts to their cronies”.