Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has criticized the special assistant to the president, Lauretta Onochie, for the approach of encouraging the use of a nasal mask.
Lauretta had taken to Twitter to share a photo of children under the age of 7 using cardboard boxes as an alternative to a nasal mask.
Sharing the photo, he wrote;
“WEARING A MASK IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. IT IS NOT PUNISHMENT ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT PROTECT YOURSELF. Wear one. These have made efforts to mask where those of us who are most vulnerable and susceptible to COVID-19 they still swear it is a scam. God bless your efforts. “
However, Adesua Etomi and many other Nigerians reacted negatively to the image, as most found it disturbing.
In reaction, Banky W’s wife wrote;
“You are a disgrace. Both at home and abroad. You should be ashamed that these children have to do this with cardboard. Instead of talking about how to tackle poverty so that they can properly protect themselves against the virus, you are spitting this nonsense.
This image made me very angry and made me cry. They are so small, so vulnerable and so unprotected. Arghhhhhh.
THIS COUNTRY I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that some human beings are actually dead inside. He didn’t understand how that could be possible. Every day I realize that it is. “