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Jonathan seeks collaborative effort to combat coronavirus.

Jonathan seeks collaborative effort to combat coronavirus.

The former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called on the citizenry and government to unite to fight the scourge of coronavirus in the country.

In a statement released on his social media pages Thursday morning, the former president called on Nigerians not to loose hope but make efforts key into policies initiated by government to fight the virus.

The statement in full reads:

“Today our world faces a global crisis that threatens our peace, hope, and freedoms. Across the globe is the climate of fear, havoc, and consequences of a new enemy, Coronavirus Disease- COVID – 19.”

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“Dear Compatriot, this is not a time to fear or despair; it is a moment of responsibility, courage and faith. It is time to demonstrate good citizenship by yielding to relevant policies and guidelines put in place by government and its agencies to combat the challenge of COVID- 19.

“As a country, ours is a history of many triumphs in times of global and national challenges. In 2014, through solidarity and unity of purpose, we combated the dreaded Ebola virus. More than ever before, now is the time for action, solidarity and patriotism. Let’s all brace up and work together to combat this new scourge COVID- 19.”

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