By Blessing Akorowosi, Osogbo
The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, has hailed Nigerians for their collective responsibilities in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the Speaker charged Nigerians not to allow the few gains in the fight against COVID-19 be a wasted effort.
In an Eid-el-Kabir message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi, the Speaker admonished Muslims to bear in mind reasons for staying safe in order to curtail spread of the deadly virus.
He advised Nigerians not to be off their guards, thinking it is Eureka with the pandemic.
He said the present times call for more efforts to stop the increasing community transmission of the virus.
Owoeye noted that all hands must be on deck to ensure speedy recovery of the economy from series of curfews and lockdowns.
He said: “It has now become imperative that we can no longer continue to do things as planned before the COVID-19 pandemic. We must all imbibe spirit of sacrifice that the season stands for by beginning to think of how to take our lives back to normal.
“The pandemic has badly affected all sectors of the economy hence the need for all to review for the post COVID-19 economic recovery. It can no longer be as it was during the global lockdown.
“Nigerians should also not at this time relax on the few gains recorded in the fight against COVID-19. All precautionary measures put in place by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force must be fully adhere to. It is not yet Uhuru.
“There is no doubt that we shall overcome and that our economy shall soon come to normal. We should also not because of the celebration forget that the virus is still very much with us. We should stay safe and celebrate with moderation.”