Coronavirus: Now is the time to temporarily halt flights to and from any nation with a prevalence
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says now is the time to temporarily halt flights to and from any nation with a prevalence of the coronavirus scourge.
Atiku Abubakar who took to Twitter said, Nigeria needs to take firm and decisive actions to prevent an escalation of the scourge.
According to him, recently, we closed our borders as an act against economic sabotage. “Perhaps now is the time to temporarily halt flights to and from any nation with a prevalence of this scourge”.
Nigeria must call upon its experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, of which we were the first nation in the world to defeat that scourge in 2014. How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity.
“I strongly counsel that any tendency to blame and point fighters must be temporarily, if not permanently, suspended. If fingers must be pointed, it must be to solutions”.
“It is more important to secure human lives than to secure an economy. We also need to invest in early detection facilities at our airports”.
“This crisis is an opportunity to show that we are first and foremost Nigerians and that we have no other country but our dear fatherland, which we must work together to keep healthy and secure”.
He noted that the federal government of the day worked closely with the Lagos and Rivers state governments. “There was complete unity, solidarity and oneness of purpose, which created the atmosphere that defeated that deadly infestation”.
Atiku enjoined Nigerians not to panic. “Whether at government or individual levels. We have defeated Ebola before, and we can defeat this present predicament”.