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.