Ebola: Nigerians Warned Against Complacency


The presiding bishop of Rhema Christian Church and Towers, Bishop Taiwo Akinola has charged Nigerians not to relent in the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in spite of the clean bill of health given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

He made the call in a press conference during Rhema World Convention, which commenced yesterday at the Church headquarters in Sango Ota, Ogun State.

The cleric warned that it is not yet time for complacency as the virus is still ravaging neighbouring countries, while the nation’s borders are still as porous as ever.

“While we congratulate ourselves, I recommend that we should also fortify our borders and be even more vigilant to ensure that this disease does not sneak into our country again”, he said.

He stated that Nigerians should keep in their memories the lessons learned from the Ebola virus pandemic, while the nation should continue to maintain high level of environmental sanitation, personal hygiene and decent holy living.

He said, “I hereby salute the prompt actions of the Lagos State government, Rivers State government, and of course, the federal government for acting swiftly to stem the evil tide. In particular, I honour the courage and dexterity of the numerous health workers who, in the course of their duties as first respondents, put their lives on the line to rescue the rest of us from what would have been a national disaster.”

“It makes me proud to be a Nigerian when we hear that many reputable individuals and well-meaning nations, including the United States of America, are applauding us for the quick response to the health problem.

He added that government at all levels, and people should know that it is possible to get things right in Nigeria, if only they would try a little harder.

Noting that God has the answer to all challenges bedeviling the nation, Bishop Akinola said this is the reason the Church has put together its World Convention, which will run from next Sunday 2 to 9, as another opportunity for nations to obtain divine solution and intervention for all problems.

SOURCE: LEADERSHIP

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