COVID-19: Why Nigeria defied global predictions – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria defied global predictions of the negative socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the country’s resilience in managing the pandemic.

Buhari in his broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary said the commitment and passion exhibited in managing the pandemic contributed to the success recorded.

“As you are aware, Nigeria was one of the countries that defied global predictions of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic because of our resilience, commitment, and passion with which we individually and collectively managed the pandemic,” he said.

He also said the country’s health facilities have greatly improved especially during and after the the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was an improvement which he said attracted commendation of the global community.

Saturday’s broadcast is the last Buhari will deliver as Nigeria’s president with the country expected to elect a new president in February 2023.




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