The member representing Akoko South East/Southwest Federal Constituency of Ondo state in the National Assembly, Hon. Ade Adeogun has urged his constituents and Nigerians at large to obey health guidelines, observe basic hygiene and maintain the prescribed social distance as directed by government to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Adeogun In a statement released on Friday said this is not the time for Nigerians to disparage those who have been infected by the virus or a time to blame leaders or play politics with an affliction but a time to stay healthy and rediscover that spirit of communal living which entails looking out for one another.
According to him, COVID-19 is real and has no ravaging boundaries thus individuals must make an effort to stay safe knowing that this season will pass away.
“This is not time to test the capacity of government or the efficiency of our medical responders, it is a time to obey guidelines, observe basic hygiene by washing our hands each time we touch any object. It is a time to maintain the prescribed social distance.
This is a time that those who have history of recent visits to other countries or exposure to those who tested positive (or have the potential to be infected), to voluntarily self isolate for the good of all of us. This is not a time to worry about jobs, businesses, assets or anything that could affect our mental health. It is a time to stay healthy.
This uncertain time provides an opportunity for us to rediscover our spirit of communal living… looking after each other and caring for one another. As we observe social distancing, let us support one another, share whatever we have with those who do not have… provisions, resources, food, books.
Let us empathize with the vulnerable and support each other to maintain our mental health. We do not as yet know how long this would last so we must bind together, holding on to our faith in God, that this too shall pass”, he stressed noting that Nigerians have now moved from a state of disbelieve to a state of panic going by records of victims testing positive to the virus. He concluded.