The Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council has urged residents of the state to protect themselves and their families from the COVID-19 pandemic by obeying laid down safety measures against the spread of the disease.
Chairman of the council, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu, gave the advice while speaking in Enugu last Sunday. Agubuzu spoke on the sidelines of the ongoing sensitisation being carried out by traditional rulers in various communities in the state. According to him, COVID-19 is real and affecting people, notwithstanding the creed, socio-cultural, economic and political belief or inclination.
“We want everybody around us to drop the initial myth that COVID-19 pandemic only affects people living in temperate ocold-weatherer regions of the world. “That effective heat from the sunlight alone can take care of it in Africa and by extension Nigeria.
This is not true. However, it is clear that no one is immune from the virus, and it does not respect weather, social status or economic class,’’ he said. NAN