Former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has berated some state governors for relaxing lockdown for religious purposes.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that some state governments had relaxed the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus for the Easter celebrations and Jumat service.
Speaking at a programme on Arise Television on Friday, Obi said states which have relaxed the lockdown for Easter celebrations do not have enough ventilators should the crisis escalate.
The former governor of Anambra state added the coronavirus pandemic is going out of hand and that the country does not have enough resources to manage it.
“It is wrong to relax lockdown because of people going to church. Faith is a thing of the mind. You can worship without going to church,” Obi said.
“We have a crisis that we don’t have the resources to manage. The greatest country in the world is America. They are on their knees now health-wise and economically. We should not allow that because we cannot manage it.
“Lock up Nigeria and we will solve our problems from within.”
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— ARISE News Feed (@ARISEtv) April 10, 2020