A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed strong optimism that Nigeria and the world would ultimately overcome the existential threat posed by coronavirus pandemic.
This was even as he commended all levels of government as well as the international community, corporate Nigeria, and kindhearted individuals for their efforts to end the pandemic and mitigate the challenges occasioned by it.
Ekweremadu made these known Saturday in Enugu during the distribution of palliatives to his constituents.
Represented on the occasion by a political associate and secretary of the Enugu state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Cletus Akalusi, Ekweremadu specially commended the governors of the South-east for their proactive measures, which he said kept the COVID-19 figures in the region low.
He said: “I commend the governors of the South-east for the proactive measures taken by them. I believe this accounts for the comparatively low cases in the region. I commend in a special way the Government of Enugu state for the successful management and discharge of the two COVID-19 index cases.”
“Nevertheless, we must not let down our guards. We must consolidate on this advantage of minimal cases by continuously staying safe and building capacities in the areas of medical infrastructure, equipment, personnel, and food security to prepare ourselves for the days ahead”.
He called on Nigerians to be their brother’s keepers, and urged the federal dovernment to increase its social interventions to lessen the burden of hardship on Nigerians.
“I wish I could reach out to everyone that needs help at this time, but I shall continue to do my best. I call on our people to continue to complement governments’ efforts in cushioning the hardship occasioned by the pandemic on the less privileged citizens.