The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the three tiers of government in the country to rise up to the challenge of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) now that the country has recorded its first case.
CAN in a statement by general secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola, Esq, calls on the Federal Government and the other tiers government to be pro-active in order to contain it and prevent its spread while promising not cease praying until the disease is chased out of our shores.
The statement further said that the God who answered prayers when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), came calling is still on the throne and that same God will also grant us victory over the COVID-19 in Jesus Name.
The Christian body also call on our politicians not to politicise it and went on to call on every church to make water, soap and sanitizers available for worshippers before and after service, while appealing to all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious and political persuasions, to embrace simple rules of hygiene regularly for safety reasons.
They enjoined all also follow professional counsel such as avoid panicking , regular washing of hands with water, soap and sanitizers (where available), avoid crowded places and people who are coughing or sneezing, covering of mouths and noses with a handkerchief or tissue while sneezing or coughing, avoid self-medication and to call the emergency lines. Lagos State Emergency hotlines 08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 which are available 24-7. NCDC toll free -0800-970000-10.