The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has come out to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has terribly exposed the country’s poor healthcare system.
Femi revealed that the spread of the deadly virus is currently happening at a pace that our health sector is not ready for.
According to him, nobody in Nigeria has ever experienced such a time like this but he is hopeful that the country’s efforts will be enough to end the pandemic.
He added that the sad thing is that everybody is a potential victim but the good news is also that we are all a potential solution as well.
His words, “None of us living in Nigeria today has ever experienced a time such as this. At this moment, when our determination to succeed is surpassed only by our recognition of the dire consequences of falling short; we’re hopeful that our best efforts will be enough.
“This crisis has exposed in the worst possible way the evident weaknesses of our health system.
“After this is over and moving forward, we must do everything in our power to ensure that we will never again come upon a moment such as this, as ill-equipped as we are now.
“The bad news of this disease is that everyone is a potential victim, but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.”