Babangida seeks more efforts to contain pandemic

By AdvocateNews on 13/04/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,234

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

• Atiku raises hope of defeating scourge

A former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has called for more collaborative efforts on the part of all stakeholders for the containment of the pandemic in the country.

Babangida made the call in a statement made available to journalists in Minna yesterday in which he also called for synergy between the federal and state governments in their plans to check the spread of the pandemic.

Although Babangida said the figure of those concerned had continued to rise, he commended the three tiers of government “on the efforts so far made towards managing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.”

However, the presidency has said it’s taking a two-step approach in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

In a tweet yesterday, the presidency said the president was taking the approach as a national response to COVID-19.

“In Nigeria, we are taking a two-step approach. First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here, and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners,” it said.

Meanwhile, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is positive that Nigeria would rise and defeat COVID-19.

The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated this yesterday in his message to Christians on the celebration of Easter.

Atiku, in a series of tweets, stated that he had a strong faith in God that the nation in togetherness would bid farewell to COVID-19.

He also urged Nigerians to learn the relevant lessons that should be obtained in this period and profit from their experiences.

Posted 13/04/2020 12:23:42 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Philanthropist donates 800 bags of cement to Adoration...

Attack on Uzodinma’s country home a sacrilege, says...

Edo Election: Ize-Iyamu congratulates Obaseki says ‘Election no...

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Over 50 kidnapped kids found in underground of...

Supreme court declares Buhari’s Executive Order 10 illegal...

Ahmed Gulak: It’s political assassination, hold Uzodinma, not...

Stray bullet kills Soldier, civilian at Military formation...

Strike: Doctors who fail to resume work Wednesday...

Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly kills 20 soldiers...

I was not invited, arrested, quizzed by DSS—...

Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli dies of COVID-19...

 

Latest News Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi ‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo Suspect who beat Nigerian to death in Italy arrested 2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna 2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order Terror fears force NRC to suspend Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services FG purchases N1.4bn vehicles for Niger Republic, justifies action NBC fines DSTV, TSTV, NTA, Trust TV N20m over Documentary on Banditry ...Says fines must be paid in 27 days Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun, demand N100m ransom NASS vs Buhari: Uncertainty as Buhari faces impeachment threat in last days

 

Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (430,868 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (430,868 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (430,867 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (430,867 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (430,867 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (430,867 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (430,866 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (430,865 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (430,864 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (422,900 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (359,131 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (358,046 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (25) NEWS (9,907) FAITH (159) POLITICS (519) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (67) BUSINESS (380) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) ENTERTAINMENT (65) INTERNATIONAL (232) TECHNOLOGY (8) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (47)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.