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Sunday, March 29, 2020

President Buhari's Broadcast On COVID 19

Let us discuss what the President is saying...






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  1. And Nepa took light
    I dont want to be offended so didn't bother with gen

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    1. It’s planned to happen. No light here 2

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    2. They also took our 5 mins into the broadcast.

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    3. 21. I therefore urge all citizens to adhere to their guidelines as they are released from time to time.

      22. As we are all aware, Lagos and Abuja have the majority of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Our focus therefore remains to urgently and drastically contain these cases, and to support other states and regions in the best way we can.

      23. This is why we provided an initial intervention of fifteen billion Naira (N15b) to support the national response as we fight to contain and control the spread.

      24. We also created a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to develop a workable National Response Strategy that is being reviewed on a daily basis as the requirements change. This strategy takes international best practices but adopts them to suit our unique local circumstances.

      25. Our goal is to ensure all States have the right support and manpower to respond immediately.

      26. So far, in Lagos and Abuja, we have recruited hundreds of adhoc staff to man our call centers and support our tracing and testing efforts.



      27. I also requested, through the Nigeria Governors Forum, for all State Governments to nominate Doctors and Nurses who will be trained by the NCDC and Lagos State Government on tactical and operational response to the virus in case it spreads to other states.

      28. This training will also include medical representatives from our armed forces, paramilitary and security and intelligence agencies.

      29. As a nation, our response must be guided, systematic and professional. There is a need for consistency across the nation. All inconsistencies in policy guidelines between Federal and State agencies will be eliminated.

      30. As I mentioned earlier, as at this morning we had ninety-seven confirmed cases. Majority of these are in Lagos and Abuja. All the confirmed cases are getting the necessary medical care.

      31. Our agencies are currently working hard to identify cases and people these patients have been in contact with.

      32. The few confirmed cases outside Lagos and Abuja are linked to persons who have travelled from these centres.

      33. We are therefore working to ensure such inter state and intercity movements are restricted to prevent further spread.




      34. Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

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    4. 35. All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.

      36. The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Minister of the FCT have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed.

      37. We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States.

      38. This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.

      39. Furthermore, commercial establishments such as;
      a. food processing, distribution and retail companies;
      b. petroleum distribution and retail entities,
      c. power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and
      d. private security companies are also exempted.

      40. Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored.

      41. Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.

      42. All seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with the guidelines I issued earlier. Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from these Ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.

      43. Furthermore, all vehicles conveying food and other essential humanitarian items into these locations from other parts of the country will also be screened thoroughly before they are allowed to enter these restricted areas.

      44. Accordingly, the Hon. Minister of Health is hereby directed to redeploy all Port Health Authority employees previously stationed in the Lagos and Abuja Airports to key roads that serve as entry and exit points to these restricted zones.

      45. Movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended. Special permits will be issued on a needs basis.

      46. We are fully aware that such measures will cause much hardship and inconvenience to many citizens. But this is a matter of life and death, if we look at the dreadful daily toll of deaths in Italy, France and Spain.

      47. However, we must all see this as our national and patriotic duty to control and contain the spread of this virus. I will therefore ask all of us affected by this order to put aside our personal comfort to safeguard ourselves and fellow human beings. This common enemy can only be controlled if we all come together and obey scientific and medical advice.

      48. As we remain ready to enforce these measures, we should see this as our individual contribution in the war against COVID-19. Many other countries have taken far stricter measures in a bid to control the spread of the virus with positive results.

      49. For residents of satellite and commuter towns and communities around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods will surely be affected by some of these restrictive measures, we shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks.

      50. Furthermore, although schools are closed, I have instructed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with State Governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding program during this period without compromising our social distancing policies. The Minister will be contacting the affected States and agree on detailed next steps.


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    5. 51. Furthermore, I have directed that a three month repayment moratorium for all TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni loans be implemented with immediate effect.


      52. I have also directed that a similar moratorium be given to all Federal Government funded loans issued by the Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture and the Nigeria Export Import Bank.

      53. For on-lending facilities using capital from international and multilateral development partners, I have directed our development financial institutions to engage these development partners and negotiate concessions to ease the pains of the borrowers.

      54. For the most vulnerable in our society, I have directed that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately. Our Internally displaced persons will also receive two months of food rations in the coming weeks.

      55. We also call on all Nigerians to take personal responsibility to support those who are vulnerable within their communities, helping them with whatever they may need.

      56. As we all pray for the best possible outcome, we shall continue planning for all eventualities.


      57. This is why I directed that all Federal Government Stadia, Pilgrims camps and other facilities be converted to isolation centers and makeshift hospitals.

      58. My fellow Nigerians, as a Government, we will avail all necessary resources to support the response and recovery. We remain committed to do whatever it takes to confront COVID-19 in our country.

      59. We are very grateful to see the emerging support of the private sector and individuals to the response as well as our development partners.

      60. At this point, I will ask that all contributions and donations be coordinated and centralized to ensure efficient and impactful spending. The Presidential Task Force remains the central coordinating body on the COVID-19 response.

      61. I want to assure you all that Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with a role to play in the outbreak response are working hard to bring this virus under control.

      62. Every nation in the world is challenged at this time. But we have seen countries where citizens have come together to reduce the spread of the virus.

      63. I will therefore implore you again to strictly comply with the guidelines issued and also do your bit to support Government and the most vulnerable in your communities.


      64. I will take this opportunity to thank all our public health workforce, health care workers, port health authorities and other essential staff on the frontlines of the response for their dedication and commitment. You are true heroes.

      65. I thank you all for listening. May God continue to bless and protect us all.

      President Muhammadu Buhari
      29th March 2020.

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    6. Malaysian President is over 90years, he still addresses the people as an when the need arises. A president that cannot address his people and entertain questions from Journalist, that one na President? Mitscheweee!!!

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    7. Anon 00.51 did he even do debate before election? A man in my office that was a rabid supporter and so verbally abusive to me before election for opposing and being "stupid igbo". He has now said with his own mouth that Buharibis the biggest embarrassment and disappointment of his life and has turned to an office beggar and loan seeker .

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  2. No light to watch, I guess I'll read up online.

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    1. Listened it on radio, I didn't understood what he said.

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  3. he is not saying anything new!!!!

    what is all this?or am i listening to an old broadcast?

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    1. at least this time he clearly pronounced covid-19,he also stated that relieve materials will be sent to communities in lagos and Abuja for the two weeks stay at home

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    2. He should specify the categories of people that should stay at home. Giving a blanket statement makes no sense. Or should those selling fuel, drs, nurses, shops selling food stuffs ,pharmacies also stay home?
      Nonsense broadcast.

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    3. Hi Stella,

      Yes he did. The 14 days Curfew effective 11pm, Monday 30th for Lagos, Abuja and Ogun is a new detail.

      Official ban on domestic flights as well as private owned jets was also announced.

      Palleatives on Money, market, agricultural loans for three months in the first instance was mentioned.

      Call on private Organisations to adhere to the 14 day no movement was announced. If this wasn't done, be rest assured that banks won't stop asking their staff to show up.

      Clarity on sea ports was also stated.

      Deployment of medical staff from airports to other points of entry.

      And most importantly, appreciation for health workers in the forefront of this fight against the disease.

      There was a bit more, I have only written out the ones that stood out for me.

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    4. Elaine, he did. He listed the categories of people that are exempted.

      In another paragraph, he mentioned it again. You can watch channels news now. They are showing the highlights.

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    5. Thank you, 20:45. Haven't watched yet but your comment sums it well. πŸ‘πŸ»

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    6. Parliatives though

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    7. You are welcome Perx.

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    8. Anon 21:23; the country is gradually shutting down and all you care about is correcting someone's spelling..
      Who cares about perfect English right now?
      Mcheeeww!!!
      Chizzy J..

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    9. Thanks anon for the summary, light was restored few minutes ago since morning.

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    10. 21:23, thank you for pointing it out. But we were both wrong.

      My spelling has an e instead of an I. The correct spelling is PALLIATIVE.

      Thank you.

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    11. Well recorded and edited Mr president....
      .....mshewwwww

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  4. I hope he says something good this time around, we need a flicker of hope in this country. May God help us all.. Amen

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  5. I wasn't expecting anything different. Just like the usual mumbo jumbo he's known for. I don't listen to such. Maybe I will read comments from those who will listen to it.

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    1. Teejay, how rude! You might as well not bother to read comments from those who in your words listen to mumbo Jumbo. Or isn't it the same thing?

      What type of human beings are we turning out to be? Can't we share our opinions with a bit of decorum and respect.

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    2. Anonymous 20:49, fi ara buruku bale, chill pill πŸ’Š. Everyone on this blog is entitled to their opinion : if you can't stand it: read and waka pass. If it's a derogatory comment then it's left for Stella to delete but don't come on here calling someone rude or disrespectful for his opinion because Buharihas not in anyway proved Teejay or Nigerians wrong?
      Decorum ko, decoration ni, get a life pls 😏😏😏

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    3. Anonymous go and sit down, if they call people that has President to come out you show face. Haven't you seen other presidents being up and doing addressing issues. This one that comes out once in a while like Ijele masquerade. Supporting inefficiency. This man should delegate duties

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    4. Anon 20:49, you called my comment rude? Do you know what is rude? Do you know the damages his incompetence and lackadaisical approch has cause this nation? Do you know how many Nigerians who have lost their lives as a result of his affiliation, sympathy and support for his kinsmen the herders who are killing defenceless indigenous people? Not to talk of the Boko Haram he's granting pardon and on the process of creating agency for.

      You called my comment rude over a man who's not in charge of his government but his chief of staff. Didn't Aisha Buhari exposed it all?

      A man who has ridiculed millions of Nigerians before the international communities you said I am being rude to. Let me ask you, are you proud of the Nigeria you have now?

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    5. 21:10, I am sure we can address each other without using this tone. When he delegated announcements, we complained, now that he has spoken, we are asking him to delegate. Can we make up our minds please.

      Is PMB the most competent president in the world? No. But I am a solution driven type of person so, I have since moved on from problems that I have no control over and, in my opinion isn't important in the face of the many problems we are compounded with to adding value where I can.

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    6. The man is a social disgrace, anyone supporting himbdon't want the progress of this nation

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    7. I challenge you Anon 20:49 let's make this post interesting and entertaining. Engage me with a superior argument or rejoinder if you can about the man you are trying to defend. I ask you again;

      1. Why is he shying away from the press?
      2. Why hasn't he given a presidential media chat all his time which past president are known for and had done?

      3. Aren't you ashamed that the most populous black nation on earth their president thrives on pre recorded broadcast to his people and I ask, what are they hiding?

      4. Why must it take the call out from Nigerians and foreigners to force him to address us on what other president are doing wholeheartedly?

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    8. Sorry Teejay you still have 3 more years to have Buhari has the president of our great nation Nigeria, your hatred for him won't change this fact.
      I pray every measure put in place by the government works out. May God heal the world.

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    9. Teejay, to what end?

      Problem- Analysis- Solutions.

      Up thereπŸ‘†, is how I work. I suggest we expend our energy wisely.

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    10. Teejay.. you’re against the President 100% of the time! You’re completely negative where this President is concerned. Same as those myopic Nigerians there are always criticizing online. It’s impossible for the President to do wrong 100% of the time. That’s how Olisa Metuh was busy criticising not knowing he had embezzled over 400 million.
      Atiku can never be President in this country, get that clear. The election is over! Buhari remains our President till 2023 by the Grace of God.

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    11. Ok TEEJAY, I’ll take your challenge:
      Why does he have to do what others are doing or have done?
      Why can’t we stick to the topic without bringing in
      ethnicity?
      Was this broadcast prerecorded? Prove it
      Why do you think he made the address because of duress?
      You mention ridicule; have you been following Trump’s comments? That’s what ridicule looks like, but I’m sure you dnt think so.
      I’m not 20:49

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    12. Of course we know his the president but is that the kind of president you would be proud of? There's nothing wrong with TJ's criticism biko

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    13. Alternative Fact and the Anon above you, should I be supportive to a man who's incompetent and have relinquished power to the cabals remoting him? Why aren't you guys answering my questions above? Yes he still remain the president till 2023 which is a painful reality but that doesn't mean voice of dissent should be shut down.

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    14. Lifeless President. Foreign Nationals are withdrawing their citizens because they know that Nigeria has no President

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    15. They are just pained he is not bedridden. I wonder if they will sleep this night seeing that Presido was standing throughout his broadcast. Una kpele. Let wickedness of the soul not cut your lives short. He is strong and healthy and by God's grace, will finish his tenure. For those who wished death on him, back to sender. Ndi uchu

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    16. Alternative Fact and the Anon above you, should I be supportive to a man who's incompetent and have relinquished power to the cabals remoting him? Why aren't you guys answering my questions above? Yes he still remain the president till 2023 which is a painful reality but that doesn't mean voice of dissent should be shut down.

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    17. Alternative facts you are very lucky you have things going well for you,that's why buhari can do no wrong in yours eyes. I wish you can see how people are suffering then you will get why people lash out at him. Myself am very angry cause situation is not favourable to sit at home. I know that insulting him or ranting won't solve anything but at least someone important might stumble upon these comments and know we are not happy with the government. Even before the corona virus issue,the government has been making life miserable for people. The lockdown of the border made consumable items to go high even the so called local rice produce in Nigeria is as high as #20000 or more. So please continue being blinded for the love of your dear president but leave us that is affected to complain cause these is the only place my voice can be heard.

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    18. The president can not please all of the people all the time. If you don't want to listen to him because he proved you guys wrong and stood and delivered a speech which Trump cannot deliver, so be it. Bottom line is to go and prepare your household cause Corona is here o!

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  6. Nothing new in what he’s saying... lockdown Lagos and abuja for the next two weeks starting from tomorrow

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  7. I tried but didn't understand what he was saying sef...same old gist

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    1. Paris, then you weren't listening to understand. But listening to react. He was quite clear.

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    2. You can never understand him because you don't understand yourself. The president was very audible except you have hearing problem.

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    3. If you did not understand, how did you deduce it was same old gist?. Before the speech, Ogun was not locked down for starters. Please look up the full thing on any news website. If you live in Nigeria or the ones you love do, it may contain information useful to them. ✌

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  8. Movement restricted / lockdown for 2weeks from 11pm March 30th for 2 weeks in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

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  9. Movement restricted / lockdown for 2weeks from 11pm March 30th for 2 weeks in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

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    1. Please is the curfew, all day, for the two weeks or are there set times?

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  10. Lagos, Ogun and FCT to be shutdown for 14 days.

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  11. Normal broadcast, he got the name right this time

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  12. After increasing the volume of my TV to maximum, I couldn't hear what he was saying.

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    1. That's what I do before I can hear what he's saying most time!!

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    2. Consider getting some hearing aid..

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  13. The broadcast is just to fulfill all obligations, nothing spectacular

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  14. Rubbish broadcast

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    1. What was rubbish? That he is still in the country. Or that he does not have corona or that he delivered a speech which was too detailed to understand. Let's talk... what was rubbish about this.

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    2. The broadcast has no depth , he is supposed to stand there and entertain questions from journalist, but he dodged it

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  15. This man has the worst set of advisers and handlers.

    Do people have to cry out before he addressed the nation? Very lackadaisical federal government.

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    1. Now he has addressed and you watched. Would you like to speak on anything he discussed or is it business as usual?

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    2. It is as he didn't say anything,

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  16. Lagos and Abj to be on lockdown from Monday for 2 weeks.

    Relieve materials to be released to the residents of both states.

    These are the highlights for me.

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  17. The question is how will the poor survive? There are people who depend on daily income and there are.many who are jobless.
    Is he distributing food and other essentials to ppl?
    How will the less privilefged who have no money to stock up food survive?
    In the coming days if Care is not taken more suicide cases may be reported. At the end of this crisis Nigerians will be wiser.

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    1. Health first before anything else..

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    2. If you watched the broadcast, you will see he clearly said food and relief items will be distributed to less privileged and the people in need.
      Even people who have taken loan will be relived of a certain percentage. Financial houses have been directed.

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  18. Baba go slow! Na now baba dey wake up!

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  19. Nepal took light as soon as the national anthem started. Next thing I got his wriiteen speech . Pls who saw him make the speech, abi was he not the one?

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    1. No it was your Nepalese president that made the speech. Nepal that is worse than Nigeria. Kai, naij and has suffered. Are you also forming abroad. Nothing musa no go see for gate

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  20. God am in Abuja and I just burst into tears atfer this broadcast,i don't know how me and my family will survive this without any money,and to think hubby was expecting a contract that could have changed our lives,Oh dear God see us through

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  21. Recorded speech indeed!
    We'll get over this situation God's willing.
    For Buhari recorded speech?
    Complete rubbish just as the sender !
    Hopeless president!

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  22. He appreciated the doctors and health workers.

    Local flights cancelled.

    Lockdown for Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.

    Said relief stuffs will be given to the places on lockdown.

    Those are what I could pick from his broadcast.

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  23. Did anyone catch any reference to essential issues like fuel stations, drs/nurses, pharmacies, food stores/markets, water distribution??

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  24. Presidential speech without depth, just reading as if he was reading a comprehension passage. No form of authority or carriage. What a president.

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    1. No empathy about our plight. Such a heartless man.

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    2. No authority but you’d adhere to the lockdown order right?

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    3. No empathy? Remember you wrote that you didn't listen to his mumbo jumbo. So, how can you adjudge if his words lacked empathy? You had decided he had nothing to say, how do you now review from a position of bias?!

      My goodness, in this period where human beings are dropping like flies, some are holding on to so much bile. Breathe Teejay.

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    4. Exactly alternative facts. Authority, carriage or otherwise, everyone should just stay home.

      US as at this minute now has 140,256 reported cases. Deaths at 2, 457. There are bigger problems out there than FAV1 wanting PMB to catwalk.

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    5. Tee jay. Try and educate yourself sometimes. Stop commenting off summarizations. Sit down and read the speech and then ask questions... if not you are doing yourself a disservice.

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    6. What you wrote has no depth. You are not even making a point of stating what point you do not like. Truth be told you are just commenting for commenting sake.

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  25. Teejay always showing himself. Leaders of tomorrow's indeed. Tomorrow you will bring up one motivational speech/writeup. Swerve one side make we see road read better comment. Must you be at the center of every argument/post. Oshisco United I laugh.

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    1. I weep for people supporting this robot of a President

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    2. Anon 23.45 dpnt weep for them. They are all drowning in the same lagoon they asked people who had the foresight not to support or vote this man to enter . ...Mtcheew

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  26. God bless this nation.
    More wisdom for all our decision makers.
    God guide the president aright.

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    1. Amen. This is a time for prayer o! APC or PDP cannot help you now. Please seek the face of God.


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  27. These coming weeks, how will one survive kai it is getting harder each day. God see us through and send angels to me. Am loosing it

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  28. @teejay and anonymous 21:05 I hope your father or grandfather will do better. 2023 is around the corner, let them be useful to the nation or probably you yourselves. Start from somewhere at least. Awon omo alai le ko

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  29. Una day e nor talk. E don talk una still de complain.
    Dude is aged. Cut him some slack.

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  30. Our mumu nefa do.

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  31. God bless and guide Buhari. Protect him from monitoring spirits and social media touts. Long live Nigeria.

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  32. He read a prepared speech by his handlers. He has no plans for implementing some of the programmes measured. It is very disheartening that it took the bashing of Imam of Peace (a foreigner and a fellow muslim) to wake him up from hibernation. I guess they couldn't blame it on opposition or imaginary enemies anymore. Useless set of people. Buhari's speech is a tranquilizer--if you cannot sleep, listen to it. So lifeless, ao uninspiring. Check who is leading most of the educated population in the world. A total dunce! It is an indictment of thw education received by all Nigerians at every level. Educated to feel inferior?

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  33. Naija no get President ooo, we better wise up and take care of ourselves together.

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