General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Nigerian Former Military President
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, former military president, has
called on all Nigerians not to politize the war against the COVID-19
pandemic but to join hands together to win the battle that ravages the
General Babangida said in his Easter message to
Christians across the world that this is not the time for "play game"
but a concerted effort by all to wage a total war against the killer
“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,” IBB remarked.
commended government at all levels for their efforts saying, “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,”.
Military President, enjoined all Christians in the world to use the
Easter time to pray for the nation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic
even as he also urged the
Muslim ummah to use the month preceding
the holy month of Ramadan to pray fervently for the grace of Allah and
relieve us in the circumstances we find ourselves.
all have our roles to play collectively and there is a need to observe
all recommendations of NCDC and adhere strictly to directives of
the government on basic hygiene-Wash your hands frequently with soap under
running water, avoid touching your face & high-contact surfaces and
also avoiding gatherings & physical contact thus Practice social
distancing to prevent the spread of the Virus" he noted.