President Buhari has urged Nigerians to work with the Federal Government in combatting the second wave of the dreaded COVID-19, saying the vaccines are meant to protect and save lives.
This is coming after the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare announced that the FG has secured an additional 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking while he received the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President Buhari said, “As Government continues to work towards managing this crisis, it is also critical that you lend your voices in support of those basic but fundamental protocols that can significantly curtail the spread of this disease.
– Washing of our hands, Using facemasks and ensuring social distancing as much as possible have been proven to be our first line of defense in the fight against this virus.
“Furthermore and much more important, when the vaccines which we are working hard to procure for the nation arrive, please, please join in the drive to educate people that these vaccines are meant to save lives and protect everyone. The Federal Government will continue to promote religious freedom as it is a constitutional responsibility.
I must thank the Muslim ummah for promoting inter-religious dialogue in the country. It is self-evident that if the country must work, we must continue to work together in spite of our ethnic, religious and political differences because Nigeria is our collective project”, he added.