Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, has accused the media of paying more attention to coronavirus outbreak than malaria and Lassa fever.
Issues around Coronavirus has dominated local and international dialogue since the disease first broke out in China late 2019.
On Friday, the first case in Nigeria was recorded in Lagos following the arrival of an Italian from Milan, Italy.
However, Garba Shehu took to his Facebook page on Sunday to ask when the media will bring to spotlight, the “daily 822 malaria deaths peculiar to Nigeria.”
He said, “This morning’s newspapers, all of them have Coronavirus as the lead, cover story. When will they bring the spotlight to bear on 822 who are killed by malaria every day in Nigeria?”