Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the country has started preparing for the next disease outbreak that the world could face after COVID-19.
Buhari disclosed in his speech to commemorate Nigeria’s 2020 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja.
Currently, Nigeria has 14, 554 cases of coronavirus having discharged 4,494 of the cases and suffered 387 deaths from the global pandemic which has overwhelmed many countries in the world.
While the number of cases has continued to rise in Nigeria, Buhari said his government is turning the current health crisis into a motivation to prepare for similar occurrences in the future.
“The Government is determined to turn this COVID-19 challenge into motivation to action by building a nation-wide public health care system that will help us overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for any future outbreak,” Buhari said.
Buhari stated, “there is no doubt that this pandemic has affected the global economy and all known socio-economic systems.”
The Nigerian president said he feels the pain and grief that coronavirus has caused. Buhari himself lost his former chief of staff Abba Kyari to coronavirus.
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