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Senate warn not to Kill Nigeria’s economy with COVID-19
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The 9th Senate has urged stakeholders within the country to not kill Nigeria’s financial system with the European model of combating adopted for the COVID -19 pandemic.
The Senate put forward the warning earlier on Tuesday in opposition to the backdrop of the imported concept of preventing COVID -19.
Senator Smart Adeyemi, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation Committee, APC, Kogi West while speaking during an interactive session involving the Senate Committees on Aviation, Health, and other stakeholders on security measures submitted in the commencement of International and domestic flights within the nation, stated that although primarily based on facts on the ground, COVID-19 exists, however not dominant in Nigeria and most of the African nations.
According to him, based mostly on that actuality, it’s mistaken for stakeholders in the country to be swallowing hook, line, and sinker, models being allowed to combat it in Europe, America, China, and many others.
D.r Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, also recognized that poverty is among the biggest weapons towards the pandemic.
Senator Adeyemi, on his part, stated, “There is one thing in us as Africans that’s not in them in Europe and America, which made COVID-19 to not be disastrous here as it was there”
He continued that to that regard, standards that are harmful to the livelihood and well-being of Nigerians ought to be averted, in order to not kill the Nation’s economic system.