A former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, Sunday urged Nigerians not to politicize the ongoing efforts to rid the country of coronavirus but rather join hands to defeat the scourge.
The ex-Nigerian leader, in his Easter message to Christians across the country, said this period calls for a concerted effort by all to wage a total war against the killer disease.
He said: “It is time for synergy between Federal Government efforts and that of states where the majority of citizens live with attendant implications for flattening the curve, increasing testing capacity and reduce the pains and we have the lesson and experiences of China, Taiwan, and other countries to benefit from.
“There is no room for blame game now but concerted support by all Nigerians and I commend with due regards to the professional display and wonderful roles of our frontline medical personnel for their patriotism, resilience, sacrifice and commitment to this fight of eradicating COVID-19.”
Babangida commended government at all levels on their efforts so far in curbing the spread of the virus in the country.
He added: “Although the numbers keep rising, the situation is still being kept at manageable levels within the limits of our health care system. However, these gains need to be sustained with the enforcement of appropriate and consistent social distancing prescription for effective prevention of the further spread of the pandemic.”
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