COVID-19: Nigerians Shouldn’t Relax Yet – Ooni Of Ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has issued a severe warning to all Nigerians against relaxing in observing the necessary protocols as Coronavirus cases continue to drop.
Oba Enita told the State House correspondents after his courtesy visit to Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, on Friday at Abuja.
The monarch said he was hopeful that the Coronavirus pandemic would soon end, and people will resume to their everyday lives and activities.
“No, we cannot relax; it is not possible; COVID-19 is real; we have to keep protecting ourselves and our environment.
“ We have to be very careful; thank God the Federal Government is looking at how to open the economy the more.
“We should follow the COVID-19 guidelines, and we should not relax, but what the government is doing is that they are opening up the economy.
“We will continue to live and continue to pray that COVID-19 should finally leave us alone so that we will continue with our normal lives and activities.’’
He said that traditional rulers had been doing a lot to guard against community spreading as they were closest to the people.
He also assured that all traditional rulers would continue to do more to sensitize the people on the latest thing to know about Covid-19 and what is going on in the world as Nigeria is not an exception.
“Some of our people who do not believe in it, we have to let them know.
“We are very fortunate in Nigeria; the cases are sort of mild, but how many people are coming out for the test?
“What is critical is that we have not had a vast community breakdown, community infections.
“ So, we thank God Almighty that has helped thus far and will also give credit to the people in the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19; they have done very well,’’ he said.