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Nigeria doing well in fight against COVID-19, says Ex-Envoy


Former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Sri-Lanka, Chief Rotimi Akenson has said Nigeria’s effort to defeat Coronavirus, compared with the rest of the world, so far, raised some hope for the country.

The retired diplomat, who spoke to The Guardian, yesterday, in Lokoja, explained that the over 400 cases recorded so far by Nigeria, a country of 200 million people, when compared to other countries in the world, including African neighbours, is a ray of hope against the fears entertained for the worst case scenario to befall the country. 

He noted that while the number of coronavirus cases and deaths recorded in Nigeria was nothing to rejoice over, citizens must rise above fear induced perceptions, abide by restriction guidelines and personal hygiene while, praying and hoping that the virus stood less chance to spike among the Nigerian populace compared with was experienced in Europe and America. 

He faulted alleged inaccuracy in the figures of Coronavirus cases reported in the media by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and health officials, mostly hinged on unavailability of enough centres for carrying out tests on Nigerians.


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