The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of theÂ Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has expressed worries over theÂ “reckless confidence” he said Nigerians are exhibiting in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at anÂ interdenominational church service against COVID-19 organised by the Nigerian Interreligious Council (NIREC) on Sunday July 5, MustaphaÂ urged religious leaders to always teach their congregation the truth about the virus and how they can stay safe.
The SGF said;
â€œIf you have no business going out, stay at home, it is scriptural.
â€œAnd I see a lot of Christians exhibiting reckless confidence and the Bible describes them as fools.
â€œStay at home if you donâ€™t have business going out, that is the safest place you have, if you have every genuine reason to go out, as mandatory, wear a face mask.
â€œMy admonition to the church is that we must avoid exhibition of reckless confidence and tell our people the truth and ask them to do the proper things so that they can stay safe for their families, communities and for the body of Christ.”
Mustapha added that theÂ national response put in place by the government was intended to protect Nigerians and also curb the spread of the virus.
â€œIt is not designed to afflict us.
â€œEvery step we have taken as a presidential task force has been intended to provide for the good and welfare of the citizens.”