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Obasanjo Calls for Collective Efforts in Tackling Coronavirus

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for collective efforts to tackle Coronavirus.

The former president disclosed this in Abeokuta while speaking at a colloquium to celebrate his eighty fourth birthday at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Chief Obasanjo, who shared his Covid-19 positive experience, urged African leaders to pool their resources to get the vaccines to fight the virus.

He stressed that If Africa does not have the facilities to produce vaccine, the leadership should come together and do collective purchase of the vaccine from the producers.

The former president urged Nigerian government to continue enforcing the use of nose mask, social distancing and sanitizers as being done by countries producing the vaccines.

The colloquium organized, which was held virtually and physically simultaneously, had as its topic, “Reflection on Governance and Changes for Post – pandemic Leadership in Africa” with hundreds of online participants from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Singapore and Nigeria.

Chief Obasanjo recalled his family’s experience of isolation between the period he tested positive and when he got another result of being negative to COVID-19, describing the experience as worrisome.

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