As cases of Coronavirus continue to increase in Nigeria, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, Kingsley Moghalu has issued warning to Muslims and Christians, urging them to adhere to experts’ advice.
The National Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC on Saturday announced more cases as number of patients with COVID-19 increases to 97.
Moghalu warned Christians and Muslims to avoid religious gathering until further notice and obey precautionary advice from authorities.
He warned that the deadly virus was about science, hence gatherings in mosques and churches should be avoided.
“I call on all Nigerians, Christian, Muslim, to be responsible in this Covid-19 crisis and observe social distancing and all guidelines issued by the authorities. Gatherings in churches and mosques should be avoided for now. It’s about science. God is the Master Scientist.”
The former presidential candidate on a post on his Twitter page also called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to lockdown Nigeria for a month in otter curb the spread of Coronavirus and ensure effective contact tracing.
He also suggested that state governors should reprogram their 2020 budgets to focus on COVID-19.
“Apart from the Nigerian health system’s weakness to handle large numbers of COVID-19 patients, poverty is a problem.
“This means congested masses of crowds of urban poor in Lagos, Kano, Onitsha, Aba etc. in their daily struggle for subsistence. @NigeriaGov must shutdown Nigeria for a period of one month.
“This will reduce community spread and give time for more contact tracing and to deal with medical emergency of treatments while it can still be handled.
“The army should enforce this across the country. The budgets of the federal and state governments must now be completely reprogrammed to focus on Covid-19 in 2020. Pretty much little else except security should matter now,” Moghalu added.