President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed the coordinator of the COVID-19 response in West Africa.
This was made known by Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Spokesman.
Adesina said the appointment was made during a video conference on Thursday.
Adesina tweeted “ECOWAS leaders at an extraordinary summit held by video conference have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region. All the other Presidents will be available to support President Buhari.”
However, a cross section of the Nigerian populace took to the social nedia to react to the Nigerian President gaining ECOWAS appointment;
A twitter user called politicalUnico, said; “Without prejudice, President Buhari shouldn’t have accepted that role. There are younger Presidents in ECOWAS that can fill that gap and perform that role for the benefit of our sub region.”
Jojo on his part said; “Buhari that can’t even address his citizens that wants to chair the #COVID19 response in West Africa? UNA PLAY TOO MUCH!!!”
Seyi Ajayi; “With the expectation that Nigeria will bring the larger share of finance to coordinate Covid 19 in Ecowas ,pls tell them. Crude is not selling. When Ecowas is trouble they give Nigeria big titles and roles to play ,when we need their support. Everybody start playing big boy.”
Revolutionary Bisamedi; “Really? They appointed a man that failed to protect Nigerians against COVID-19?”
Unpredictable; “That’s is to tell you how useless black man can be. Useless set of people.”
Obiozor; How can someone his house is on fire will be going after rat?
Dirani Diran; “So, of all the ECOWAS leaders, Buhari was chosen? Blood of Jesus!!!, Is West Africa that bad?
Oluwaseun; “Mr No Sense..Does that feed the poor masses,your days are numbered in your political career.”
Mr Integrity; “How can president Buhari play that role? While he doesn’t know his left and right, a man with malfunctioning brain. The role should be given to a younger president with young blood and brain, but not lifeless Buhari.”
Frank Uba; “The Coward who has being hiding in the villa afraid to give press briefing is the one west Africa want lead, lead from where lead from the back.”
ECOWAS leaders at an extraordinary summit held by video conference have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region. All the other Presidents will be available to support President Buhari.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) April 23, 2020