The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has come out to say that this is the time for Nigeria and its citizens to cherish unity, love and special courage.
Obasa believes these traits alone will help us to defeat coronavirus in this part of the world right about now.
According to him, Lagos urgently needs huge encouragement from the residents at this trying time when courage is required for us to put the pandemic behind us.
He added that Lagosians should not only cry to God or get closer to Him, but back it up by adhering to instructions from the government.
His words, “This was why members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, in the wake of COVID-19, met and passed a bill granting more powers to the governor in the face of the efforts to tackle the virus.
“The bill also stipulates the roles the residents are expected to play if we all agree that COVID-19 must be eradicated in Lagos, the state that is known to be a mini-Nigeria.
“At this critical time in our history, we must not only cry to God or get closer to Him, we must follow up by ensuring strict adherence to directives.
“We have been told about washing of hands with soap and water, using hand sanitisers where possible, maintaining social distance, and giving special attention to our health.
“Government’s best can only reflect positively where the residents are determined to show support and love for their neighbours at this time.”