Nigeria not out of COVID-19 woods yet, Obasanjo warns

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has warned Nigerians against complacency in the fight against Coronavirus, noting that lifting of restrictions on lockdown does not indicate the end of the pandemic.

Obasanjo gave the warning at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture at the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta on Friday.

He observed that Nigeria and Africa was ill-prepared and poorly equipped to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The elder statesman commended the federal and the state governments for the efforts and measures they had taken to deal seriously with the virus.

Obasanjo, however, warned that while the federal and various state governments had relaxed the restrictions, Nigerians should not think that the nation had survived the pandemic.

“Although restrictions are being lifted, we are not out of the woods yet,” Obasanjo said
He, therefore, stressed the need for continuous awareness and measures “to disabuse the minds of ordinary people who may still believe that COVID-19 is not real or that it is the disease of the rich”.

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