The Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Sunday called on all Nigerians to use the Easter celebration to pray against further spread of Coronavirus.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Adelaja Adeoye, the party expressed optimism that there is end in sight to the present challenge of the global pandemic.
The party said that despite the pandemic, which is now a major source of concern globally, Nigerians must stand stronger together in love and unity, as this time will surely be over soon, stressing that, rather than panic and fear, citizens should be hopeful, as no pandemic can outlast the human race.
He further noted that this is the time all Nigerians must eschew every form of rancour and stand together in unity, as the only way the nation can move forward, is when both the government and the citizens come together, and stand in unity and love, by praying that all the troubles in the land, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak become history.
Adelaja said, ”We greet all Nigerians during this Easter celebration, ”It is our prayer that God almighty will restore peace, unity and progress to our nation again, and help us end the ravaging and increasing rate of Coronavirus in the land.
“May the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ bring us eternal peace”.
The party, however, urged the Federal and State Governments, to provide adequate palliative for vulnerable Nigerians, and work more on how the economy can kick-start in the shortest time, arguing that prolonged shutdown will have adverse effects on the livelihood of citizens and various public and private business interests.
ADP advised all Nigerians that, while they celebrate this year’s Easter, they should minimize their movement, avoid large gatherings, and also adhere to all the precautionary measures issued by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).