Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, an outspoken Journalist, pharmacist and social media critic has voiced out her opinion on former Imo state, Nigeria Governor Ikedi Ohakim who recently compared Nigeria's economy to the disease HIV.
"It was utterly irresponsible and a disgrace" she said while speaking to some online media platforms earlier today via Periscope and later tweeted her disgust in tweets. Omololu-Olunloyo stated that the Governor was insensitive comparing a disease that ravages humans faster than an economy constantly looted especially by members of his own party PDP. Two million people are currently being treated for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria with thousands more not getting treated because of the anti-gay law which could get them arrested. Nigeria is the second leading counry with HIV/AIDS patients in Africa.
Governor Ohakim stated in his public lecture that Nigeria was being treated with antiretroviral drugs to keep it's economy together even before the Buhari administration. Not referring to any particular political party, he demonstrated poor judgement and becomes the second politician this week to use the wrong choice of words.
Last week President Buhari said his wife belongs to his kitchen which sparked outrage on Nigerian twitter.
Kemi is demanding an apology from Governor Ohakim to all Nigerians suffering from HIV/AIDS. Omololu-Olunloyo is one of the first 6 certified CVS Procare Pharmacists in the United States in 1997. CVS Procare Pharmacists are experts on HIV/AIDS and fertility drugs, the most expensive drugs in pharmacy and she received an award from America's largest drug store on her work with AIDS patients in the Govans community of Baltimore, Maryland.
"Antiretrovirals are used to treat HIV and should not be inserted in meaningless jokes talk less at a public lecture. Nigeria's economy is not deadly. HIV is deadly"-she said.