Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the Christmas celebration and urged everyone to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
Tambuwal made the call in a statement that he personally signed and delivered to reporters in Sokoto on Friday.
Tambuwal announced on December 18, via his verified Twitter account, that he had undergone a COVID-19 test and was going to isolate himself after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus.
He urged people to use the holiday season to pray for unity, peace, and prosperity for the state and country.
“The Christmas season presents us once again with the opportunity to love, share and forgive. Therefore, I urge all of you to use the period to pray for the unity, peace and prosperity of the country and of our beloved state in particular.
May the gracious presence of God fill your home with peace and your heart with joy this season and always. This season is unique like none before, ”said Tambuwal.
The governor urged people to be aware of the fact that a second wave of COVID-19, which medical experts say is spreading faster, is here with us in Nigeria.
He encouraged everyone to be aware of the limiting factors and situations.
He called on residents to adhere to all COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing, hand washing, wearing face masks, and avoiding crowded areas.
The governor urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the true virtues of faith in God, mutual love, honesty and peaceful coexistence.
He challenged people to make the virtues more evident and practical in their daily dealings by showing love to their neighbors and the underprivileged.
“At Sokoto, we are removing every stone of development to ensure that the quality of health and safety coverage for our people is comprehensive and responsive to the situation in the country.
“We have a contributory health insurance plan for our workers and students, while efforts are being made to extend it to our citizens in the informal sector.
“We are also building a huge, world-class, state-of-the-art university hospital to provide modern and tertiary medical care to our people as our advanced diagnostic center is nearing completion.