The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, said that the pandemic coronavirus is as dreaded as the the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east and other criminal activities in other parts of the country.
He made this statement during a condolence visit to the people of Garkida over its recent Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State.
He said, “I took the opportunity to speak to them on the current challenge that we are having with regards to COVID-19 and I said as dreaded as Boko Haram is, COVID-19 is vicious and most-dreaded.
“One infection of COVID-19 can destroy a whole city, so I implore all of you to begin to speak to the people of Adamawa State and Nigerians concerning the adversity that can face us if we don’t take precaution.”
Meanwhile, he advised that masses to practice social distancing and maintain personal hygiene like washing hands and avoiding handshaking.
“We are not acting a little late, we took steps by first identifying the countries that are a heavy burden; first we started with 13, and the next day we added two with the closure of three international airports,” he said.