Olusegun Ariyo

The President of the Nigeria Medical Association, Professor Innocent Ujah, has admonished federal government not to disregard Expert advice on Covid-19.

The NMA President’s submission came regarding t decision of the federal government to reopen schools as it said was not backed by data

He made this disclosure while responding to questions as a guest on Channels television’s Sun Rise Daily this morning and that which was monitored by our correspondent

He said, “What lessons have we learnt one year after? If we say that students should go to school, what facilities have we put in place? Our problem is that we do a lot of talking doing very little.

“It is also true that we do not listen to experts. What we have been saying is that this Coronavirus is totally unprepared for”.

 “We know that children will go to school, we know that they should maintain the NCDC protocols, but what have we done in the schools? Nigeria is an interesting country, full of contradictions.

“Whether it is private or public, an injury to one is an injury to all. What I know is that we have no statistics on schools that are ready. Whether it is private or public and what they should put in place.

“I think we are very sentimental in making this decision as a nation. Let us follow the advice of experts. While we are saying that schools should be reopened, we should be prepared and there should be monitoring and supervision. We talk and we don’t supervise.”

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