Ex Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has begged all citizens to not politicize the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Babangida revealed that this is the time to join hands together to win the battle ravaging the world.
According to him, Nigeria has to increase testing capacity for the virus and reduce the pains on citizens if we are to get through this pandemic unscathed.
He added that even if the numbers keep rising in our country, it is good to know that we are still keeping the outbreak at a manageable level and within the limits of our health care system.
His words, “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,”
“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,”
“we all have our roles to play collectively and there is need to observe all recommendations of NCDC and adhere strictly to directives of 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.”