Nigerians have been urged to obey government’s stay-at-home order as a measure to contain Covid-19 spread in the country.
In a statement issued in Lagos, Adepeju Adenrele, executive director of Lead Entrepreneurship Network Africa, LENA, said the restriction is in line with global protocols and best practices to curtail the ravaging disease.
President Muhammadu Buhari had imposed a 14-day curfew on Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 11pm of March 30.
Extending best wishes to Nigerians for their safety and good health, Aderele said it is important to make the best use of the self-isolation period while practicing social distancing in the prevention of Covid-19 transmission.
“This, we all know, is the most difficult thing to do under the prevailing economic situation, but we must abide by the rule in order to save the nation of the impending calamity,” the LENA chief stated.
“We all see what is happening in Europe, America and Asia, particularly the devastation and horror that Covid-19 has brought on some of the most advanced nations with sophisticated health infrastructures. So we cannot afford to be complacent at this point in time,” she admonished.
Aderele called on public-spirited Nigerians to lend helping hands to their less-privileged compatriots who would need support and palliative measures in food, medicine, water and other basic essentials during this critical period.
“Let us give back to our communities in the spirit of being our brother’s keeper and African fraternity,” she said.
LENA is a not-for-profit organisation which focuses on raising a new generation of entrepreneurs through networking with established businesses, investors, relevant stakeholders and governments across Africa.
It is interested in the development of agriculture and sustainable livelihood, Overseas Development Assistance, infrastructure and project funding and financing, policy lobbying, networking and improved trade relations.