President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned Nigerians to avoid the possibility of a second wave of Coronavirus as the nation’s economy is too fragile to withstand it.
In his message to the Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulid celebration, the President noted with satisfaction that
the country has so far managed the problem successfully by keeping the numbers as low as possible, stressing that Nigerians must not stretch their luck too far.
“Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the second wave of the pandemic. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”
The President, therefore, advised all citizens to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of face masks and washing of hands.
President Buhari called on all citizens to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulid to reflect on the virtues of Holy Prophet Muhammad by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens while exhibiting patience, honesty, sincerity, kindness and generosity in all their undertakings.
The President advised the citizens, the youth in particular, to shun all negative tendencies as manifested in the recent hijacking of peaceful protests to loot and destroy public and private property.
He reiterated his promise to bring police officers responsible for misconduct as well as the looters to justice.