Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has condemned the move by United States President, Donald Trump, to cut funding to the World Health Organisation.
She noted that such action would adversely affect African continent, with its weak health systems.
“Any action taken by the United States against the @WHO @WHOAFRO @WHONigeria in the midst of a deadly pandemic like COVID-19 will adversely impact African countries.
“WHO activities help to backstop the continent’s weak health systems and must be sustained.”
Ezdekwesili spoke against the background of President Trump announcement, while speaking to news men yesterday, April 14 in the Whitehouse that his government would suspend funding to WHO after accusing the organisation of aligning with China to cover up the extent of Coronavirus in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus emanated from.