Former Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abubakar has said he received the disturbing news of the coronavirus status of his predecessor in office Bala Mohammed and the chief of staff to the President Mr. Abba Kyari with shock.
Mr. Abubakar said his prayer is with their families and other Nigerians suffering from the pandemic.
The former Governor who made this known in a statement signed by his media aide Malam Ali M Ali said the pandemic reminds the world the fragility and ephemerality of life.
”My Prayer for Governor Bala Mohammed ,Abba Kyari and the rest of humanity.
I received with shock the disturbing news that two of our leaders at the state and national levels in the persons of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President have tested positve to the dreaded Corona virus aka Covid-19.
“My fervent prayers are with them,their families and indeed all Nigerians and other members of the ģlobal community suffering from this debilitating virus.
“My family and I fervently pray for the quick recovery of these two leaders in particular and other sufferers across the globe.This pandemic reminds us of the fragility and ephemerality of life,two reasons why we should all close ranks and fight a common enemy that pose as an existential threat to humanity.
Continuing: the statement added that “Covid-19, according to the world Health Organization (WHO) is a global pandemic that cuts across National borders,doesn’t respect Social Class or Cultural values.It strikes at will without regards to creed or status.Beyond our shores,some world leaders affected by it have since gone into self isolation and a sizeable number in quarantine.We should rally round and pray for all who have contracted the disease and wish them a speedy recovery.
“We should keep in mind that none of us is insulated from its ravages.I implore all and sundry to view the onslaught of Covid-19 as threat to our collective humanity
The rampage of Covid-19 has literally Lockdown the Universe and with devastating consequences.We should all heed the stay-at-home counsel for now until the it is contained.
“Once again,i beseech the Almighty Allah(SWT) to grant rapid recovery to Mohammed and Kyari and humanity in the shortest possible time.” He prayed.