Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, has called on Nigerians to collaborate with the federal and state governments in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The actress, who took to her Instagram page, @funkejenifaakindele to advise Nigerians on the dangers of COVID-19 in a video clip said she had learnt a lot of lessons from her ordeals during her trial.
The actress who expressed appreciation to her fans and well- wishers for their support and solidarity during her ordeal noted, “These past few weeks have been a learning curve but we must keep moving forward. My dear friends, Coronavirus is real. We must collaborate with the Lagos state and federal government by staying at home, staying safe”.
“Ensure that you wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing,” she wrote.
She restated the importance of maintaining social distancing, “even when we are used to ourselves or some trusted groups of people, especially in this period.”
According to her, social distancing will help to curtail the spread of the disease, adding that prevention is better than sacrifice.
“My heart goes out to all those who lost their loved ones to this pandemic; may their souls rest in peace. Health workers at the frontline, we can’t thank you enough for your good work and pray this pandemic passes away”.
“Those with fear of uncertainty daily, we are in this together; we can only achieve our dream when we are alive.
So let us stay at home and stay safe,” she added.
Akindele and her her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, aka JJC Skills were arrested and prosecuted by the Lagos State government for violating the social distancing rule, when she hosted a birthday party for her husband.
They were both sentenced to a 14-day community service and fined N100,000 each.