The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for speedy recovery of Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and other compatriots who have tested positive to COVID-19.
In a statement released by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday as PDP expressed worry over reports of increasing number of Nigerians who are infected by the deadly virus but expressed optimism that with the collaborative and concerted effort of all, our nation would soon overcome the pandemic.
The party urged Nigerians not to despair over the situation but to remain at alert and redouble their efforts in adhering to health safety directives including social distancing, personal hygiene, early report of symptoms, wearing of face mask in the public among others, especially with the easing of the lockdown.
The PDP called on governments at all levels to ensure more multisectoral and multilayered responses to the pandemic particularly in the areas of sensitization, monitoring, caregiving as well as therapeutic and non-therapeutic intervention to check the COVID-19 transmission and mortality rates in our country.
The party restated its commendation to our health workers and others on the frontline for their sacrifices at this trying time and urged Nigerians to reciprocate such gesture by keeping safe.