President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday night, urged Nigerians not to be in a panic following the case of Coronavirus that was recorded in the country last week
The president has also expressed his displeasure over the spread of the virus to Nigeria.
Garba Shehu, the spokesman to the president, in his statement, encouraged Nigerians to pay attention to all the preventive measures offered by relevant bodies rather than giving in to fearmongering.
“President Muhammadu Buhari notes with sadness, the recent confirmation of a case of Covid-19 infection in Lagos, Nigeria.
“This was despite the ardent efforts of the government regarding preparedness and response measures put in place in our country’s borders and beyond.
“President Buhari, however, commends the Federal Ministry of Health and other relevant agencies whose diligence and efficiency enabled the case to be detected, diagnosed and isolated quickly, even while swift measures were taken to identify and follow up on those with whom the index patient came into contact.
“The president commends the responses of the Federal Ministry of Health and Governments of Lagos and Ogun States as well as other relevant agencies to the reported incident and calls for vigilance on the part of all citizens and responsible government agencies,” the statement read.