THE Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation has expressed satisfaction with the measures so far taken by Federal and State Governments towards curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
A statement signed by the foundation’s Managing Director (MD) Abubakar Umar and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kaduna, said the measures should be appreciated by all.
According to him, schools, places of worship and other places of public gatherings should be encouraged to shut down during this period in order to break the circle and spread of the infection.
The foundation called on religious, traditional, political and community leaders to join hands with the government in disseminating credible information about the pandemic, and debunking misinformation and myths on the Virus.
He appealed to the stakeholders to create awareness on the gravity of the COVID -19 situations.
“We encourage every Nigerian to adopt and practice all the precautionary measures as recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the various state governments in the country.
“Avoiding physical contacts, social distancing and reporting suspected cases will help to curtail the spread of the disease
“The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation wishes to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the gravity of the Coronavirus situation.
“The pandemic has already infected people in many countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East, America and Africa, Nigeria inclusive.
“The Virus is spreading fast and thousands of lives are being lost daily across the globe. We in Nigeria too, have already recorded our first fatality, and no one knows who will be next.
“The Coronavirus pandemic, to say the least, is a real threat to human life and our collective existence, as our businesses and national economies are fast crashing.
“It is important that as the number of confirmed cases continues to soar in Nigeria, all hands must be on deck to support the government in its effort to stem the outbreak,’’ he said. (NAN)
– Mar. 24, 2020 @ 15:45 GMT |