Focus prayers on COVID-19, Balami urges clerics

By Raph Izokpu

A retired Judge of the FCT High Court Gwagwalada, Nwada Balami has urged religious leaders to devote more time for prayers to God to reveal curative vaccines against coronavirus pandemic.

He said the recent patial reopening of worship places should be seen as an opportunity for collective prayers to end COVID-19.

Balami told journalists in Gwagwalada recently that, asking worship centres to reopen by the government was a step in a right direction.

The retired Judge who commended the gradual easing of the lock down, noted that the act has brought a sigh of relief to citizens of the country.

He implored FCT residents to abide by government laid down protocols such as observing physical distancing, putting of face mask and respiratory hygiene among other preventing measures.

Balami asked Non-Govermental Organisation (NGOs) and traditional leaders to join the advocacy campaign in the area of sensitising the residents to believe that, the disease exist.

He enjoined pastors and Imams to sustain prayers to God for quick intervention and provision of knowledge to identify vaccines that could work against the virus.

According to him, there was no need for traders to hike prices of food items, ” traders should stop unnecessary hike on the prices of food stuff and other goods in the market, this is the period that people deserve compassion” he said.

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