President Muhammadu Buhari, has pledge that Africa’s most populated black nation is committed to global efforts in curbing the spread of the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
The President made the commitment on Sunday when he sent messages to Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Moon Jae-in of Iran and South Korea respectively, and the Prime Minister of Italy, Guiseppo Conte, expressing the Federal Government’s sympathies with them as their respective nations battle to halt the spread of the virus.
Iran, Italy and South Korea had in the last few days recorded some of the highest numbers of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and some considerably high numbers of deaths.
In the messages, as captured in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President encouraged Nigerians to continue to show support to citizens of all the countries who are resident in Nigeria.
The statement read in part: “there is no cause for panic. Italy, South Korea and Iran remain Nigeria’s allies in good and bad times.”
“with the support of the World Health Organisation and other global agencies all working together to contain the virus, it will only be a matter of time before the world sees an end to this disease.”
“So far, there have been no known cases of the disease on Nigerian soil, but for the penetration of a lone foreign national found to be a carrier of the virus.”
Italy, South Korea and Iran had recently become victims of the coronavirus outbreak.