The president’s address goes thus:
“I wholeheartedly thank all Nigerians for your patience, resolve and strong determination to be able to defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We recognize that today, there may be sons and children unable to visit their parents, and elders which can be isolated from young kids. And there will end up being those who live every day, eating as they make, who face real troubles in addition to present suffering. No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than what we today ask of you.
Nevertheless, we have to ask you ~ yet again – to see restrictions on movement wherever they are set up, also, to follow the instructions of our scientists and medical advisors: stay home, wash your current hands, save lives. Typically the free movement we ask an individual to forsake these days will only last since long as our technological advisers declare they usually are necessary.
But they usually are essential – globally ~ to halt and eliminate the spread of this specific virus. For those who else suffer most egregiously, typically the Government has announced numerous measures to assist: 75, 000 tonnes of materials will be released from typically the National Strategic Grain Stores for distribution to individuals in most need; supply of small cash repayments are also being manufactured and will continue being manufactured by the federal government in the states and local government areas.
We ask you to listen and follow open public announcements via the social media for instructions since to how to obtain this government support ~ and learn of even more public assistance in typically the coming days.
All of which the Government is requesting is to endure this since nowhere in the planet today is there virtually any known way of busting this pandemic. There is usually no vaccine. And of which means there are selections to be made: in between continuing as usual, or perhaps accepting the restrictions even though they come with unintentional consequences.
But at this specific darkest hour, it remains to be our duty to provide you with the full and unvarnished truth: This is a new global pandemic. 210 nations around the world and territories across the particular globe are affected. All of us cannot expect others to come to our support. Nobody is coming to defeat this virus about us.
Instead, the beat of the virus within our country will be within our hands, alone. All of us cannot await others. We can only be based upon ourselves now. Plus so we must: and we will: end this outbreak ourself as Nigerians, together”
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
April 11, 2020
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