The National Coordinator, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria for its immediate response towards the control of the circulation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by shutting down all International Flights.
He as well appreciated the President for some other actions taken through the activities of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), the reduction in pump price of fuel (PMS), done to ensure that the fight against COVID-19 is cinserved and sustained.
He also stated, that the Federal Ministry of Health and all appropriate bodies for the control and treatments of Coronavirus have been doing great jobs most importantly in the area of sensitization and giving out adequate warnings and instructions.
He recommended the Nigeria media and the Information Ministry for their effort in information dissemination. Comred Mulade Sheriff stated that Nigerians should continue to solicit for more information from the Federal Government and all relevant bodies as information is key and a veritable tool in the fight to end coronavirus.
He said, “ So far the President, His Excellency Mohammadu Buhari has proven to be very concerned, this can be seen from the actions and steps taken by the Federal Government to avoid the further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), by shutting down international flights and restricting others from coming into the country as one of the best steps to reduce the spread.”
He also suggested that, the land borders should also be closed down and properly policed to avoid the the incoming of people who have gotten the virus from some neighbouring countries through the land borders.
In his speech, on CEPEJ adherence to the Federal Government and Ministry of Health directives on reducing the spread of the coronavirus within the Nation, he stimulate that “CEPEJ is strictly adhearing by shutting down all its offices in Delta, Lagos, Kano, Niger States and FCT, Abuja.
Mulade Sheriff also express that all healthy Nigerians should join in this demanding task of warding off the very dreaded Coronavirus that has the ability to wipe the human race if not well handled. Presently, the pandemic threatens the economic stability of nations across the world.
He added that, CEPEJ is going on sensitisation campaign to commend Government’s efforts, while also assisting in the provision of hand-wash buckets with disinfectants, hand sanitizers to fight and reduce the spread dreaded pandemic, a measure to support government institutions particularly Nigeria Divisional Police Station at Life Camp and Road Safety offices in FCT, Abuja and Health centres at Osubi and Ugolo communities both in Delta State.
The National Coordinator has previously announced the closing down of all its operations in all the Centre’s offices starting from Wednesday, the 25th of March 2020. No visitors are to be welcomed pending when the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is properly managed. The CEPEJ offices include, the Head Office in Warri, Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Minna and Escravos riverine office, meanwhile, all staff are to work from home.
He also applauded the staff for their quick response to task and following instructions and directives of Federal Government and Ministry of Health while encouraging them not to forget maintaining proper hygiene of the office environment.