Non-Adherence Of Nigerians To Covid-19 Guidelines Has Been Our Biggest Challenge – Boss Mustapha

By Chinenye Festus:-
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Thursday, complained bitterly about the attitude of Nigerians in the fight against Coronavirus, said it is a big challenge which has led to the country’s failure in curbing the spread of the pandemic.
He disclosed this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, he said the government put in place everything needed to stop the spread of the virus but the only thing missing was the non-adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines which is the attitude of an average Nigerian.
“Our biggest challenge has been the attitude of Nigeria; that is our biggest challenge,” he said, reflecting on the fact that confirmed cases in the country have exceeded 50,000 with the death toll just 15 cases shy of 1,000.
“We would have flattened the curve. We would have dampened this ravaging virus by now if we had just complied with the simple instructions,” he lamented.
Since the first case of the pandemic was confirmed in Nigeria on February 27 and as Nigeria struggled to contain the spread, there have been concerns about the country’s testing capacity, Mustapha said although the country has ramped up its testing capacity, however, he is unsatisfied with the attitude of Nigerians towards getting tested.
The PTF Chairman lamented that rather than follow guidelines, Nigerians thought only about their rights, failing to realize that the rights came with “correspondent responsibilities”.