The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has appealed to market leaders nationwide, to close down the non-essential parts of their markets, leaving such essential parts as drugs and food stuff, as one of the preventive measures towards curtailing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Peter Obi, in a statement issued on Tuesday, commended the actions taken by various tiers of government, and expressed satisfaction, with the increasing awareness among Nigerians.
He said that, with the gory stories in some parts of the world, this was a time Nigerians should make sacrifices by deliberately curtailing all acts that were capable of increasing the transmission of the virus.
Peter Obi who was particular about traders, appealed to them to shut markets nationwide, except those dealing on essential goods and food stuff. He said if only those vital sectors operated, the crowds in the markets would become sufficiently reduced to be controlled through appropriate measures.
As for closure of schools and barring of social events, Obi agreed that those measures were aimed at saving lives because, according to him, ‘The fact of existence is that we must first of all be alive before we talk about other existential activities.”
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