The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the hardship Nigerians are facing.
The former Governor of Osun State stated that COVID-19 pandemic and End SARS protest led to the suffering of Nigerians and his principal is aware of the situation.
“The President is aware of the hardship facing the citizens of the country. This was caused by the pandemic and the End SARS protest which erupted in many states of the federation. The president is doing all his best and I can assure you that very soon, all will be well and we will be happy again.”
Aregbesola called on Nigerians to go about the festive period with caution, he added that the pandemic is still out there.
He stated this while speaking at the commissioning of a central mosque built by Ta’Awunu Islamic group in Iwo, Osun State, on Saturday.
The Minister noted that the country can’t afford to return to the peak of the virus, he charged Nigerians to be cautious.
“My reasons for coming to the state is in two folds: End SARS and to remind us that Coronavirus is still very much with us. We can’t afford to return to when the virus was at its peak in the country. That is why we must observe social distance and we use our face masks always. Cases are still being recorded everyday.”
“During this festive period, we must be cautious. We should obey the holy prophet’s teachings that say, ‘when there is an outbreak of epidemic somewhere, we should not leave there and those outside should not join until the epidemic is over. We must take responsibilities of our lives,” he said.