Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, believes that with what the coronavirus has showed Africa, with particular interest on Nigeria, is that the world doesn’t care about us, and we have to chart our own course.
The governor made this known on Saturday, May 30, 2020, during his presentation at the first ‘Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Colloquium.’
“We are on our own. The rest of the world doesn’t care. Nobody cares about Africa. The rest of the world is becoming increasingly nationalistic.”
El-Rufai also advised Nigerians to see the death of Abba Kyari as a reason to wake up and begin to revamp the healthcare system.
“Look at our healthcare system; we are struggling to deal with this pandemic. Today, the fact that the (late) Chief of Staff to the President (Abba Kyari) went and checked himself into a private hospital when he tested positive for COVID-19 is a very clear message that we are in trouble.Read more: I Copied Aregbesola’s Programs For Kaduna State – El-Rufai
“So, what happens today if our president is sick? We can’t fly him abroad; most countries have closed their airports. Do we have a hospital that can look after the President of Nigeria? In our individual states, do we have public hospitals that can look after the governors? When I tested positive, I got treated by the public health system and here I am.
“We must begin to think of how to make government intervene in the right places but not to be obstructionist,” El-Rufai said.Photo Credit: Getty