Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action against coronavirus in Nigeria.
The deadly virus which was broke out in Wuhan China was confirmed in Lagos hours ago after an Italian man travelled into the country for a business meeting.
Advising the president on the virus, Atiku stated that the same tactics used during the Ebola Virus in Nigeria should be deployed.
“We must call upon our experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, of which we were the first nation in the world to defeat that scourge in 2014. How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity.
“The federal government of the day worked closely with the Lagos and Rivers state governments. There was complete unity, solidarity and oneness of purpose, which created an atmosphere that defeated that deadly infestation,” he noted.
Atiku also pointed out that any tendency to start trading blames should be suspended.
“Recently, we closed our borders as an act against economic sabotage. Perhaps now is the time to temporarily halt flights to and from any nation with a prevalence of this scourge.
“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 election further advocated early detection facilities at our airports.
“Above all, Nigeria must not panic. Whether at government or individual levels. We have defeated Ebola before, and we can defeat this present predicament.
“This crisis is an opportunity to show that we are first and foremost Nigerians and that we have no other country but our dear fatherland, which we must work together to keep healthy and secure”, the former VP added.