Buhari To Minimise Impact Of Coronavirus On Nigeria’s Economy

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus is to preserve the well-being of Nigerians from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Speaking on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Adesina said his boss is working to minimize the impact of the dreaded disease on the Nigerian economy.

“Some approvals have already been given by the President to ensure that the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy is minimized as much as possible.

“The President also assured that the focus of government is to ensure that the welfare, well-being of Nigerians are preserved as much as possible. So government is looking forward and getting readt for what may be inevitable if the pandemic lasts for a longer time,” he said.

When asked if the President will order the closure of the nation’s borders as a means to contain the spread of the disease, the presidential spokesman neither confirmed nor denied it.