Deji Adeyanju, the convener of a pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerians, has said there was currently a “leadership vacuum” in Nigeria.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari was missing in action and had “absconded” from his duties.
Deji, a human rights activist, stated this in reaction to the Wednesday declaration of a nationwide lockdown by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).
The governors had on Wednesday resolved for a two-week inter-state lockdown in efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
But Deji, in a statement on Thursday said it was so sad that the governors decided to take up the role of the President.
He said, “Currently, there is a leadership vacuum in Nigeria and it’s so sad that it’s the Governors who are now rising to the occasion.
“The 36 state governors just agreed on a nationwide lockdown of the country since the Commander-in-Chief has absconded from his duties and responsibilities.
“Under our laws, the governors cannot lockdown the country but when the president is missing in action during a pandemic, then we must all commend the decisive actions of the governors no matter how unconstitutional the act may be.
“Conclusively, one must ask: where is our President and the Vice President?
“I am also tempted to ask, where are all the testing kits and equipment donated by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma?
“Why is Kano complaining of not having enough testing kits? And why are we not investigating the alleged mysterious deaths and secret burials happening in Kano?”
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 pandemic has continued to increase by the day in Nigeria.
According to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) report, Nigeria as at Wednesday, April 22, recorded 873 confirmed cases, 197 discharged and 28 deaths.
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