The Gbong Gwom Jos, Jacob Gyang Buba, has urged Nigerians not to joke with the coronavirus safety precautions, particularly the public crowd gathering restrictions, to enable the country to stop the spread of the disease.
Buba, who is the Chairman of the Plateau state Traditional Council of Chiefs and Emirs, spoke in Jos on Tuesday while receiving the report of a committee set up to investigate the allegations of human trafficking in Berom.
The royal father said government had good a intention by its restrictions on gathering, including at worship centres.
He said the measures meant to protect the lives of Nigerians against the dreaded disease should not be misinterpreted to mean that government was against any religion.
The Gbong Gwom Jos said, “I think we must take this measure on restrictions on crowds gathering seriously.
“I believe government meant well by introducing some of these measures meant to protect the citizens against coronavirus which also affects gatherings in the churches and mosques.
“This is not meant to tamper with anybody’s faith because it is only the living that can worship God.”
The monarch also said other measures put in place required the support of the citizens to win the battle against the dreaded disease
He said, “It is a fact the cleanliness is next to Godliness. This is why government, medical experts and other stakeholders are emphasising the need to observe personal and environmental hygiene. The earlier we accept the reality of consciousness and comply the preventive measures, the better for all of us.”
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