Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said that the coronavirus pandemic in the country is not a time to fear or despair but a moment of responsibility, courage and faith.
In a statement on twitter on Thursday, the former president called on Nigerians to demonstrate good citizenship by adhering to guidelines put in place by the government to tackle the challenges of COVID-19 in the country.
He reminded Nigerians that the country had in 2014 successfully combated the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease EVD with solidarity and unity of purpose and can in same way combat the new scourge, COVID-19.
Jonathan’s statement reads: “Today our world faces a global crisis that threatens our peace, hope, and freedoms. Across the globe is the climate of fear, havoc, and consequences of a new enemy, Coronavirus Disease- COVID – 19.
“Dear Compatriot, this is not a time to fear or despair; it’s a moment of responsibility, courage & faith. It’s time to demonstrate good citizenship by yielding to relevant policies & guidelines put in place by government and its agencies to combat the challenge of COVID- 19.
“As a country, ours is a history of many triumphs in times of global and national challenges. In 2014, through solidarity and unity of purpose, we combated the dreaded Ebola virus.
“More than ever before, now is the time for action, solidarity and patriotism. Let’s all brace up and work together to combat this new scourge #COVID-19.”
Nigeria has recorded 51 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus disease, with one death and eight persons discharged.
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