The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has accused the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 of not demonstrating any capacity beyond the mere announcement of figures of infected persons, deaths, recoveries, discharges and issues of local protocols.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party highlighted the need for the PTF on COVID-19 to engage in epidemiology, researches and production of equipment that can help stave off the impact of the pandemic.
Also, the PDP reiterated the need to dissolve the PTF and in its place allow a convergence of experts in a special department under the purview of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC to professionally tackle the pandemic.
PTF On COVID-19
The opposition party expressed concerns over what it described as a lack of proactiveness by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to check the spate of the second wave of COVID-19.
According to the PDP, the lives of many Nigerians are increasingly becoming endangered.
The party noted that it was shocking that the Buhari administration did not make any budgetary provision in the 2021 Appropriation for the acquisition of essential therapeutics, including COVID-19 vaccines.
The PDP opined that the lethargic attitude of the Buhari-led administration has encouraged the reported diversion of COVID-19 funds and palliatives meant to cushion the effect of the pandemic.