Yesterday, 13th April, 2020, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari in order to flatten the curve of Covid – 19 pandemic directed that Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state remain on lockdown for an additional period of 14days.
It is no longer news that our world is facing challenges like never before, individuals, businesses and entire countries need to stay together at this time and be there for each other. As at 9.50pm, yesterday, 13th April, 2020, the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control was 383, however, there is succor in the reports that about 91 people have also recovered from the virus and have been discharged.
I commend all our front line workers such as medical professionals, security agencies and essential service providers who are on the forefront of the fight to rid our country of this dreaded virus and I suggest that we all do our best to help the vulnerable around us, while strictly observing the lockdown directives, remember we must #STAYHOME to #STAYSAFE.
As Legal Practitioners, we must not forget the principle of being our brothers keepers as I believe this is the only way we can survive this pandemic together. Do not forget to educate your neighbours about the Lockdown directives, isolation procedures and also proper hygiene.
I am positive that we shall overcome if we combat this together.
God bless Nigeria and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Caroline Ibharuneafe Esq.
Immediate Past Chairman
NBA Ikeja Branch