In the wake of the tanker fire that claimed many lives, destroying over 60 vehicles, on the Otedola Bridge, in Lagos on Thursday, entertainers, through the social media have been grilling the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over what they perceived as his inability to address the menace of tankers and trailers on Lagos roads. The governor who visited the scene of the accident on Thursday, took to his Instagram handle to condole with the victims and their wards, praying for them only to be met with open outrage from mostly entertainers who gave the governor a piece of their minds.
Governor Ambode had posted on his timeline, “Very sad day. The loss of lives in an accident like today is very painful. My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy”.
This got many entertainers reacting angrily and they were least economical in their caustic comments to his post.
“Your excellency sir, we don’t need your prayers. Keep them. We need actions. Take these tankers off the roads. PERIOD,” fired the African Queen vixen and accomplished Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede.
Another Nollywood hottie and actress, Halima Abubakar also took on the governor with a snide of her own. “We have heard, now can you clear the Stadium area, Osodi / Apapa roads or you fly private ? We don’t need prayers but good leadership from you all”, she writes.
To another Nollywood actress, Tana Adelana, it was an open outcry to the governor to help keep Lagosians safe. “In civilized countries, tankers/trucks have no business plying the roads during the day, let alone being parked up on a road as busy as Lagos-Ibadan expressway. We don’t need your prayers, we need implementation of the laws you make. Keep us safe. That’s your duty,” she said.
Governor Seyi Makinde Of Oyo State Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Mr. Makinde is now the latest Governor to have contracted the virus bringing the number of infected Governors to three.
He made the announcement via his Twitter handle.
”I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.”
“I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe.”
Billionaire, Femi Otedola to donate N1 Billion to help Nigeria fight Coronavirus
Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has revealed that he will donate the sum of One billion Naira to help Nigeria tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
As of this moment, the total number of confirmed cases in the country is 65 with the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed revealing that there could be even more cases, as practitioners are using ‘contact tracing’ to find over 4,000 more potential cases.
So far, Nigeria has been doing all it can to contain the virus but only 1 life has been claimed from the virus in the country
In more developments to curb the spread of the virus, state governments shut down activities and encouraged residents to self-isolate.
In the meanwhile, affluent Nigerians and other top firms have been donating to fund the fight against the virus. Popular Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola just recently announced his intention on social media.
The Billionaire generously followed in the footsteps of fellow billionaire, Tony Elumelu as the country unites to battle the global pandemic.
Otedola wrote on social media ;
“I will be donating 1 billion naira towards the eradication of COVID-19 across Nigeria.”
“We must all do what we can to flatten the curve.”
JUST IN: 655 New Corona Virus Deaths Confirmed In Spain In The Last 24 Hours
Spain has recorded another 655 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours.
Spain now stands as the fourth country with the most confirmed number of corona virus infected persons with over 4,000 confirmed deaths. Though Spain has recorded over 7,000 recovered cases, the number of infected persons is still high at 45,084.
In about 24 hours, Spain has recorded 655 deaths totaling a high number of 4,089 deaths. This means an average of 27 persons died in Spain due to coronavirus every hour.
This is huge! The World Health Organization (WHO) is definitely facing a tough time as other medical bodies a crossed the world battle for a vaccine for Corona virus.
With the increase in high numbers of confirmed deaths, the panic keeps getting high. The virus just took two weeks to overwhelm Spain. Nigeria is still recording 56 infected persons and 1 confirmed dead.
This is a wakeup call to everyone to stay at home, wash your hands regularly and adhere to other preventive measures as highlighted by world health organization.
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