Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday raised the alarm that the country is currently in a critical situation with the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President made the clear observation when he toured the facilities of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa, Abuja.
Prof Osinbajo was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; and the Director-General, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu.
The statement was titled “Not yet where we want, but we are making significant progress in public health sector, says Prof Osinbajo.”
Akande quoted Osinbajo as lamenting that – “we have a very critical situation on our hands currently with the increasing number of cases being recorded.”
Despite this, however, the Vice President was further quoted as saying that a lot of progress has been made since Nigeria’s first case was reported in February 2020.