The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar, has revealed why the dreaded Coronavirus is fast spreading across Nigeria.
The President-General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam tagged the spread on the lack of coordination by state governments in the fight against the COVID-19.
The Sultan called on state governments to shut their borders, and at restrict inter-state movements.
Abubakar in a statement released through the Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, noted that the spread of Coronavirus will be controlled if states decide to shut their borders.
The statement reads: “We appeal to state governments to synergize and complement each other properly in addressing the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria. What obtains now isn’t too good for our well-being.”
“While some states are strict in observing established protocols against the spread of the pandemic, others are slack, giving opportunity for a steady rise in number(s) of cases in states.”
“The fight against the pandemic by state governments should be unified. More surveillance should be thoroughly mounted at states’ borderlines/entry and exit points, with medical check-ups where necessary.”
“This is so averred due to the flagrant inter-state and intra-state mass movements (travelling), added to the slow screening and/or testing of suspected cases. On the other hand, we commiserate with the federal and state governments, as well as family members’ of health workers – who have made sacrifices and are very much at the front-line of the pandemic, leading to some of them losing their precious lives.”
“We specifically condole with their respective families and pray that they be better comforted by Allah, the Most Compassionate.”