Popular Nigerian singer, Simisola Kosoko, nee Ogunleye, ‘symply’ known as Simi for short, has reacted to the current coronavirus strategy implemented by the Nigerian government.
She noted that World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health agencies have urged Nigerians not to “spread fear”, but advised that there is need for a change in that strategy as “the only thing Nigerians respect more than religion is fear.”
She wrote on Twitter;
“Don’t spread fear.” They said. At this point, we might need to change that strategy because the only thing Nigerians respect more than religion is fear. Everything needs to shut be down. Not later. Now!
“If they insist on going to church, show them the stories of churches abroad where the virus spread. These religious heads need to start being more responsible. People respect you – ACT LIKE YOU DESERVE THE RESPECT. Be compassionate and tell your followers to stay home.
“The country has been shut down for less trivial things before etc…somehow we got by. Now let’s do it for something way more important. For our lives. We’ve been governing ourselves on a lot of things that matter for a while now, we have no choice but to continue. Please”