Nigerian social media users have continued to mock their President after he called Coronavirus (COVID-19), COVIK One-Nine during speech.
President Buhari addressed Nigerians March 22 about how his government is curbing coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19.
“We are working with the Federal Ministry of Health on protecting our citizens from #COVIK One-Nine”, Buhari said. “As a government, this is now a key priority for us”, he added.
“I therefore enjoin you to ensure that adequate medical provisions and other welfare requirements are afforded,” the president said before the clip abruptly ended.
The highlight of the short clip was when the President failed to pronounce covid-19 properly by calling it ‘COVIK 1-9’.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s president is not alone in mispronouncing coronavirus. Prior to the president’s address, Nigerians mocked one of their senators who couldn’t pronounce coronavirus properly.
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See some reactions from Nigerians after their president mispronounced COVID-19:
When I said @MBuhari might not be aware of COVID-19, some thought I was joking. Hear him now. He read out 23 seconds on it from a script calling it “COVIK ONE NINE VIRUS”. And his Personal Assistant is SO excited that his boss has murmured three sentences on COVID.#Buhari pic.twitter.com/SfvpdIuQz7
— Ahmad🇳🇬🌼 (@Ahmadgeologist1) March 22, 2020
I told my family and friends on Facebook that Buhari can not cope with that office.
— Dokun Ojomo (@DokunOjomo) March 22, 2020
God how did Nigeria get here pic.twitter.com/dClNkt6JRC
— Matthew Tegha (@matthewtegha) March 22, 2020
Buhari should have put Nigeria on lockdown 2 weeks ago but he did nothing.
— PrayForTheWorld 🙏 (@Dkpro8) March 22, 2020
President Buhari finally speaks on the Covid19 endemic and it was utterly disappointing.
— Toluwatope 🇳🇬 (@Mart_bay) March 23, 2020
Covid -19 or Covik One Nine, na una sabi. WHO wasn't wrong. PMB might have pronounced Covid as Covik, but was not wrong with One Nine. That's how the owners of the name wanted it. Buhari is right on that.
So can we all put same energy on getting people to follow safety protocols? https://t.co/oTd3L613Un
— Tunde (@ogbenibabalola) March 23, 2020