Nigerians have been admonished not to abandon COVID-19 safety precautions, as the war against the pandemic is not yet over.
Lagos based industrialist and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AutoFit Energy Limited, Dr Olusegun Aderemi who gave the advice in a chat with newsmen said Nigerians must also guard against any acts or situation that would force the government to impose another round of lockdown.
Aderemi, the Atayero of Aramoko warned Nigerians not to allow the second wave of COVID-19 devastate the nation’s economy further stressing that reports from the western world about the resurgence of the pandemic were frightening.
“Well, what I would advise is that our people should take the issue of personal hygiene seriously. It is not yet time for us to think we have won the battle against COVID-19. Let us continue to observe all regulations on social distancing. Let everyone use his or her Facemasks and wash our hands regularly.
“I have observed that a lot of people have abandoned safety precautions. This is not good enough, people should not see observing safety protocols as punishment from the government but for the good of our collective well being.
“Our economy is already in a recession so going into another lockdown might be unbearable for the citizens.
Aderemi who was recently installed as Nigeria Regional President of a United Kingdom-based safety association, Occupational Health and Safety Strategy (OSHAssociation UK) cautioned that Nigeria cannot withstand another round of lockdown
“Thank God that there is a vaccine in place for COVID-19 but what I would advise the federal government is to try the vaccine on those who have been tested positive for the virus. When they administered it to those with positive cases then we can observe ”
The safety expert also expressed concern over the failing security situation in the country calling on the various security formations to change their strategy.
“The security situation in Nigeria should be a major concern to all discerning minds. And this is not good for the image of our country.No investors would like to come in when we record incidences of banditry, kidnappings and killings on a daily basis.
“Let the military rejig their tactics if you are adopting a strategy and you are not getting the desired result then you need to change it.