President Muhammadu Buhari has told the United Nations General Assembly that his administration built medical centres across the country to combat the spread of Covid.
Buhari who is at the 76th Annual Meeting in New York, has been making some outrageous claims, most of which are false.
One of such lies is the claim that about 40, 000 health workers were trained to help fight the pandemic. He didn’t however say if those hired were treated well.
He said, “In addition, over 40,000 health care workers have recently been trained on Infection, Prevention and Control measure with the support of various partners. Through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, we have established 16 infectious disease treatment centres located within our Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres.
“We built isolation centres and emergency hospital wards in record time all over the country. We carry out genomic sequencing in designated laboratories across the country with a view to detecting variants in circulation.