The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Saturday lamented that Nigeria’s health care system could not withstand a COVID-19 pandemic on the scale of America and Europe.
In a statement he personally signed to mark his 68th birthday, the ex-Lagos State governor charged the Federal Government and the citizens to do everything to curb the spread of the disease that had been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He said: “The public health care systems of developed nations have been overwhelmed by this virus. They are running out of equipment and healthy doctors.
“Our public health care system is much smaller and less equipped than those in Europe and North America. We cannot afford to put undue pressure on our system because it cannot bear the great weight of a pandemic.
“Thus, it is incumbent on us to thoroughly implement and obey social safety and distancing techniques so that we halt the spread of the disease and keep hospitalization to the barest possible minimum.”