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Coronavirus: ASUU tells FG to use Nigerian scientists against pandemic

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, urged the Federal Government to use Nigerian scientists and other critical stakeholders to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, made the call at a news conference in Abuja while reacting to the spread of the global disease.

According to Ogunyemi, it is not a surprise that Nigeria’s health facilities are not equipped with adequate staff to respond to emergencies such as the coronavirus.

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“ASUU is not convinced that the government at various levels are doing enough now that the nation must grapple with the globalised disease. Our union expects the government to use Nigerian scientists and other critical stakeholders to fight the pandemic.

Unfortunately, what we see are groups of politicians and bureaucrats assuming leadership in the fight against the virus.

“We truly hope government officials are not toying with the lives of Nigerians and exploiting the situations for self-aggrandisement.

“So far, desired results are not coming, while reported cases are on the rise daily.

“Although 30 cases were reported as at March 22, the figure has the potential of increasing exponentially in the coming days,” he said.


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