The Grand Chief Imam of Akute Land, Fodilatu Sheik Kamaldeen Yusuf Olanrewaju Baruwa has admonished Nigerians to obey social distancing directive as advice by the Federal Government and Health Professionals in order to curtain the spread of the global pandemic, COVID – 19. The Chief Imam made this call during a virtual Jumat Service Sermon put together by Saotul Akyaar Garu Da’wah Communications, which was aired live on the organization’s Facebook page on Friday, 1st of May, 2020.
He urged Nigerians to remain calm and to support the effort of the government in order to overcome the pandemic. He said Prophet Muhammad has taught Muslims what told do whenever pandemic occur in a given state or society.
“Prophet Muhammad said whenever there is pandemic in any state or country, stay in wherever you are; don’t travel to such country and if you are in a country or state where pandemic occur, stay in such country or state till the pandemic is overcome.
“COVID – 19 stated In Abuja, Lagos and Ogun but due to negligent and not adherence to the lockdown directive, it has spread to almost every state in the county, he asserted.”