Just In: Finally Jonathan Speaks on Combating Coronavirus in Nigeria


Former President Goodluck Jonathan breaks silence, Thursday on the Coronavirus pandemic after days of silence since the outbreak struck the country.

Jonathan who took to his official social media platforms rallied Nigerians towards heeding guidelines and measures put in place by the government so as to make Nigeria quickly come out of the debilitating situation.

He also enjoined citizens to embrace courage and not to despair amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“Today our world faces a global crisis that threatens our peace, hope, and freedoms. Across the globe is the climate of  fear, havoc, and consequences of a new enemy, Coronavirus Disease- COVID – 19.

“Dear Compatriot, this is not a time to fear or despair;  it is a moment of responsibility, courage and faith. It is time to demonstrate good citizenship by yielding to relevant  policies and guidelines put in place by government and its agencies to combat the challenge of COVID- 19.

“As a country, ours is a history of many triumphs in times of global and national challenges.In 2014, through solidarity and unity of purpose, we combated the dreaded Ebola virus.

“More than ever before, now is the time for action, solidarity and patriotism. Let’s all brace up and work together to combat this new scourge COVID- 19,” the former President stated.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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