“THE END OF COVID-19 IS NEAR”- GAIN AFRICA DIRECTOR DECLARES, BACKED W.H.O CHIEFS
The Executive Director of Gain Africa Community Initiative, also known as GAIN AFRICA, Mr Julius Ogakwu Ogbaji, has joined the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to call on leaders of both advanced and third world countries to join hands in the fight against the unfortunate Coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Ogakwu and his GAIN AFRICA team is a vocal and leading voice in advocating for a better economic welfare of the most vulnerable population of the society, particularly campaigning for education of the most vulnerable Girl Child across Nigeria in particular, and Sub-Sahara African countries in general.
The Director who is seriously pained by the havoc the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic is wrecking on the lives of Innocent souls across the world, while equally crippling the Global Economy.
He made the call in Abuja, the country’s capital, while featuring on a radio programme on the effects of Covid-19, particularly on the most Vulnerable population of the society.
In the words of the social and humanitarian enthusiast: “the end of Covid-19 is insight because the war can only be won by the collective goodwill of the people”.
He expressed sadness, while fielding questions on the radio show, at the untold hardship being experienced by the larger population of the society, particularly the most neglected urban poor.
According to him, these people can scarcely afford one meal per day as some of them depends solely on their daily income from the menial jobs and other day-to-day economic activities.
In response to what seems to be like a misunderstanding between the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump Jnr. and W.H.O Chiefs, on the handling of the pandemic.
Mr. Julius applauded and adopted the plea from Dr. Tedros Adhanom that this war requires nothing national unity and global solidarity.
Mr Tedros states unequivocally that COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone a global citizen.
Therefore, national unity and global solidarity are inevitable in the world’s quest to win what seems like a third world war.
While calling for calm, he advised world leaders to bury political and religious differences and work together for the benefit of humanity and global economy by searching for solution to the pandemic that has claimed scores of lives already.
With millions of cases, he also called on all individuals of goodwill to not wait for the government before reaching out to the most vulnerable population of the society with palliatives that will cushion the effects of the hardship emanating as a result of the emergence of COVID-19.
He advised Nigerians to adhere strictly to all safety rules and measures put in place by the Presidential Task force on COVID-19.
NCDC and other Public Health Advisers through regular washing of hands with soap and water, or an alcohol based hand rub, maintaining a physical distance from anyone who is seen to be coughing or sneezing, as well as avoid places, touching of eyes, nose or mouth, by covering nose and mouth with bent elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing in public and Staying at home.