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COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by iwaeda: 8:25am On Jun 09, 2020
As Nigeria’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 12,000 and the death toll hit 342 on Sunday, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the country may just be starting to experience the epidemic.

The PTF lamented that Nigerians were avoiding being tested; a situation he said was responsible for the low testing ratio to the population.

This was made known at the House of Representatives on Monday when members of the PTF appeared before a joint committee of the House to account for the funds allocated and donated to the fight against the pandemic.

Chairman of the PTF, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, expressed uncertainties over the pandemic, urging the lawmakers to help extend the campaign to the grass roots.

He said, “I must say that the virus is still very dangerous. We have not peaked; we have to meticulously plan. There is no timeline; that is why money is not being thrown at it just because it has been released.

“We don’t know how long this will take us. Even the budget that the National Coordinator mentioned is for a period of six months. We do not know how long it will take us. But by the grace of God, we shall overcome.

“There is no medicine or vaccine for this. The humanity is simply overwhelmed by it. Everything has been turned upside down. Today, we are all masked up. We never used to know it like this. Please, honourable members, there is a lot you can do for us; a lot of legislative actions that can be taken, looking into the future. We are dealing with it today; the next pandemic must not catch us unawares. We must prepare for it.”


Earlier, the Also, the Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, while responding to a question on whether the PTF had projected a figure for cases to know when Nigeria has reached the peak of the pandemic, stated that the country was just entering it.

Ihekweazu also dismissed the claims that the NCDC had spent millions on text messages to sensitise Nigerians.

https://punchng.com/covid-19-pandemic-just-beginning-in-nigeria-ptf/

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by BlackSpanner: 8:43am On Jun 09, 2020
This NCDC and PTF are a set of confused human beings.

From dishing out conflicting and confusing statistics every to inconsistent results in order to properly analyse the virus.

Why then did they allow worship centers to open, now they are thinking of reopening schools, resident doctors are about to embark on a nationwide strike from Monday next week. How did we end up in this type of country.

With all the borrowing yet the masses are yet to feel any impact. In this country, the new slogan should just be "hustle for yourself and family".

But let me also ask: all the palliatives sent to us by saint Abacha, what has been done with it.

The devil is surely a learner compared to our present day government and politicians.

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by iwaeda: 8:46am On Jun 09, 2020
Just starting, when in other nations like New Zealand, it is ending

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Hhansome(m): 8:46am On Jun 09, 2020
With due respect sir, you're talking senseless, baseless and inappropriately. Dont wan go on with my facts. Just behave!

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by googlesweetmusi: 8:49am On Jun 09, 2020
When everyone in the country is overambitious towards enjoyment. They will be plundered by external forces.

The five men answered, “We have found some land, and it is very good. We should attack them. Don’t wait! Let’s go and take that land! When you come to that place, you will see that there is plenty of land. There is plenty of everything there. You will also see that the people are not expecting an attack. Surely God has given that land to us.”


Judges 18 : 9 - 10

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by joejah33: 8:51am On Jun 09, 2020
GOD Abeg no mind all these polithievecians. Abeg make any pandemic no hit nigeria. see as they dey call pandemic everyday hmmmmmm

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Racoon(m): 8:57am On Jun 09, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic have long been converted to a scamdemic.This have really bastardized the true reality of Coronavirus in the eyes of an average Nigeria.

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by iwaeda: 9:17am On Jun 09, 2020
Racoon:
The Coronavirus pandemic have long been converted to a scamdemic.This have really bastardized the true reality of Coronavirus in the eyes of an average Nigeria.

Many people are doubting this pandemic because of the handling by the authority

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by iwaeda: 9:21am On Jun 09, 2020
The PTF lamented that Nigerians were avoiding being tested; a situation he said was responsible for the low testing ratio to the population.

See lie oo, Nigerians running from testing. I know people who have called NCDC severally without any response. When they respond, they ask you to self isolate and many never get tested. Death will end us all

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by wallisdon: 9:30am On Jun 09, 2020
Stupid government that don't care about their citizenry.All they care is to loot public funds met to better the common instead of them to give parliative and contain the virus ,the are busy looting.Thank God the virus is hitting them as well .

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by otokx(m): 9:32am On Jun 09, 2020
iwaeda:
The PTF lamented that Nigerians were avoiding being tested; a situation he said was responsible for the low testing ratio to the population.

See lie oo, Nigerians running from testing. I know people who have called NCDC severally without any response. When they respond, they ask you to self isolate and many never get tested. Death will end us all

Death will not end us all but that lie carry weight.

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by babaRUNtinz(m): 9:36am On Jun 09, 2020
u just dey know?

e just dey occur to you?

it is either we swim together or sink together.

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by XXLMANDIGO: 9:36am On Jun 09, 2020
You forgot to mention that it has also turned a lot of money into your individual pockets and babanriga..

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Nobody: 9:36am On Jun 09, 2020
B4 Covid 19 turned economy anyhow, buhari regime Don first turn am...


So it will be unfair if we blame Covid and exclude buhari govt....


Ndi buhari

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by wonuks(m): 9:36am On Jun 09, 2020
grin
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by GeneralPula: 9:37am On Jun 09, 2020
Not just in Naija
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by bayotwice(f): 9:37am On Jun 09, 2020
Check my signature

Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 9:37am On Jun 09, 2020
Na dem know o, make dem continue, we know say this corona na scam

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Kelvinto(m): 9:37am On Jun 09, 2020
ScamDemic
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Nobody: 9:37am On Jun 09, 2020
yet it didn't turn CORRUPTION upside down
Nonsense..!!

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Zuriel23: 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Hmmm
Sometimes I argue if truly these our leaders are fighting or leading us well.
You said that people are not coming out for testing yet even NCDC has refused to honour there emergency calls.
Even the NCDC boss is now letting us know that pandemic is yet to get to it's peak.
Then I ask, why our government was so much in hurry to lockdown initially? Has the lockdown helped to curtail the spread of the virus?
Why our government is so much in a hurry to ease the lockdown?
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by nairaman66(m): 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Covid19 in Nigeria has been Covid419. You guys at the helms of affairs turned everything upside down..

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by fourhayz: 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
shocked
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Virzugordu: 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
HMm
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Kalatium(m): 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Ok
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by qanda: 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Lorazepam(f): 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Lies Lies
Nigerians that are begging to be tested, calling NCDC daily
They should not blame their snail pace testing rate on Nigerians, there are so so many people still waiting and begging to be tested as of today.

They should go and look for a way to scale up their testing, after all, they claim they will have tested 2million Nigerians by end of June , and today is June 9 and they're on 78000.

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by Juanmike(m): 9:38am On Jun 09, 2020
Buhari why?

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Re: COVID-19 Has Turned Everything Upside Down In Nigeria – PTF by chinwezdasilva: 9:39am On Jun 09, 2020
Presidency thieving funds
grin grin grin

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