COVID-19: President Buhari Demonstrates How to Wash Hands


Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity shares the president’s pictures on his social media handle demonstrating how to wash hands. While, this is very thoughtful of the president, a critical question to ask is how many homes in Nigeria have access to clean water? How many homes have sinks? Did you also notice the gold colored faucet in the pictures, that’s the privilege Nigerian elites enjoy. Let’s think about several millions of people in Nigeria who can barely feed, have limited access to clean water, and do not have the resources to sustain themselves during this lock-down. This is the time governments in Nigeria need to look inwards and work to provide basic amenities to the people.