Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo is questioning the motive behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to ease the lockdown despite the surge in coronavirus.
In a 4 minutes video shared via her Instagram page, the actress expressed her worries over the way of the Presidential Task Force has been handling the covid-19 surge in the country.
“Who exactly is lying to the president? Who? The president has announced the ease of the lockdown on the strength of a lie. We’ve been locked down for 5 weeks, prior to the lockdown, they made us a commitment of testing a thousand five hundred persons every day,” she said.
She went on to slam the Presidential Task Force Committee for the poor number of testing done so far.
According to her, the number of tests carried out so far doesn’t tally with what the task force promised.
“Research findings are based on percentages, who is lying to the president? Because on the strength of a lie, he has approved the ease of movement and he has also approved the increase of the number of people to be tested to 2500, if they could not accomplish 1500 then how are they able to achieve 2500 a day?
“The nurses and doctors and all health workers are working extremely hard, breaking themselves into pieces just to save lives and a few people are sitting in the comfort of an airconditioned room reaching agreements that empower only their pockets.
“Sometimes when I think of what people that sit in committees come up with, I wonder what runs in their veins. Blood or water? Because they react like people who don’t feel the pain of others. You have moved responsibility from yourself and hung it on the neck of the common masses, the same people that you are supposed to be protecting.
“During the lockdown, a lot of the poor were on the streets..why? Because your palliatives did not get to them. They were out there struggling to see how they can feed off the food that you hoard at them.
“So the palliatives didn’t get to them, no one is empowered to carry out research so research is not going on and now, you are throwing people back into the streets, the streets that you haven’t even fumigated, you haven’t even cleaned up but you have told us that this virus is airborne and can stay airborne for 8 hours.
“I don’t understand. Do you even assume that everyone is stupid? Let us take for instance Lagos state. With no traffic during the lockdown, they could not trace people who had contact with those who had tested positive to the virus. So imagine now with traffic, how they will trace anyone and if someone needs help, how will the NCDC get to the person?
“Do we want to end up like Ghana who lifted their lockdown prematurely and ended up with all the casualties that they have? Can we handle that casualty? Someone is lying to the President and that person needs to stop.
Dokubo has been quite vocal about the surge of the virus in the country since its emergence and has never shied away from addressing some of the sensitive issues related to the handling of the situation.
She recently came out to condemn an unnamed Nigerian government after photos surfaced of several local women holding up yams as part of the relief materials shared to cushion the effects of the Corona Virus-induced lockdown by the government.
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What do you call this? Giving? You should never do this to anyone just because you can. It is sad when people take advantage of the vulnerable as though life has not served them enough sour juice. #coronavirus is a #pandemic not a tool! We all need support and if you can give it go ahead. Do it and be grateful to God that you have been presented an opportunity to be a blessing to another person. God will truly reward you for every gift you give to the poor…the yam sure will put food in their pots…but this is not acceptable, this is not giving! #stoptheabuse #stoptheabuseofwomen
Not long ago, she called out all the pastors around the world who believe that they have supernatural powers should heal people infected with the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.