Deputy House leader in the Kwara state house of assembly, Honorable John Olarewaju Bello has cautioned residents of the state against continuous violations of COVID-19 safety protocols, warning that infection rate could spike beyond control unless the rules are respected.
Nigeria, on Saturday, recorded 920 new coronavirus infections, the country’s third largest daily figure ever, according to health authorities. The total death tally from COVID-19 in Nigeria also climbed to 1,218 after six more people died from the virus.
According to the lawmaker who represents Lanwa/Ejidongari constituency, the sudden rise in infection rates with more deaths recorded, as observed in Nigeria and in some other countries is an indication that COVID-19 is still prevalent.
Olarewaju,who stated this while speaking with newsmen after he received an award from the African Students Union Parliament as the Pan African Leader of the Year called on Nigerians to abide by the stipulated COVID-19
protocols in their daily dealings.
Presenting the award to the lawmaker, the African Students Union Parliament described the lawmaker as a politician with a difference that has touched different lives in his community and constituency by providing necessary social amenities for
In his remarks, Olarewaju thanked the parliament for counting him worthy of the award stating that the gesture will spur him to do more for his people and Kwara at large.
The elated lawmaker said water and electricity projects, which remain a major challenge in his communities, had been carried out in recent times, with a pledge that more will be done in the coming year.
Olarewaju then appealed to the people of Lanwa/Ejidongari to continue to support the present administration in the state in its quest to better the wellbeing of all Kwarans.