President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to Nigerians, especially residents across locked-down areas, to be patient and stay at home for a longer period, as the Coronavirus pandemic persists.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Shehu stated that virtually all countries of the world are currently fighting for their own survival, reminding Nigerians that help will not come from any other country of the world, but from Nigerians themselves.
He appreciated Nigerians for their level of understandings so far displayed in the face of the hardship, which come along with strict regulations. He also charged everyone to continue to obey the stay at home order in all the places where they had been imposed, as well as the instructions to keep up personal hygiene and observe social distancing. All over the world, these have so far been the only answers to containing the spread of COVID-19, he said.
“President Muhammadu Buhari wholeheartedly thanks all Nigerians for their patience, resolve and strong determination to defeat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.”
“We realize that today, there will be sons and daughters unable to visit their parents, and elders that are isolated from young ones. And there will be those who live day-to-day, eating as they earn, who face real and present suffering.
“No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than today we ask of you. But we must ask you – once more – to observe restrictions on movement where they are in place, and follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisers: stay home, wash your hands, save lives.
But we must ask you – once more – to observe restrictions on movement where they are in place, and follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisers: stay home, wash your hands, save lives.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) April 11, 2020
“The freedoms we ask you to willingly forsake today will only last as long as our scientific advisers declare they are necessary. But they are essential – world over – to halt and defeat the spread of this virus.”