Home News Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan refers to “COVID-19” as “COD... News [VIDEO] Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan refers to “COVID-19” as “COD 19” By Staff - March 28, 2020 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan mispronounced “COVID-19” as “COD 19” on national TV while speaking about the deadly coronavirus. Ahmed said: “…to fight the COD 19 virus threat in Nigeria…” See video below; View this post on Instagram Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan refers to "COVID-19" as "COD 19" A post shared by nasoweseeamonline (@nasoweseeamonline) on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:02pm PDT This blunder did not go unnoticed by viewers and they took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Twitter users asked how our leaders will help fight the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria when they can’t be bothered to learn what it’s called. This comes days after the President of Nigeria also mispronounced the name of the virus. Below are a few Twitter reactions.