By Ella Makondo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm and not to panic over the prevailing security challenges confronting the nation, assuring that his administration would continue to provide security of life and property to its citizens.
Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday while commissioning the Nasarawa State Infectious Diseases, Diagnosis and Research Centre ( NASIDDRC) in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
The Vice-President expressed worry over the incessant killing of innocent citizens by terrorists group and bandits in the country, saying government have deployed additional measures to address insecurity in the country.
According to him , the country in recent time was faced with the economic hardships occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted economic activities bringing more hardships on the people as well as other parts of the world.
In his words, he said ” In this few months, COVID-19 infection and some issues of security have bedeviled the country but I assure the people of this country that with kind of leadership we have, the dawn of this country is coming and our greatness which is hidden by the cloud will clear and we will see for ourselves the great nation that we are,” he said.
He commended the Governor of the state, Engr Abdullahi Sule for completing the NASIDDRC in Lafia, the project initiated by his predecessor ,adding that the land mark will go way in addressing the health needs of the people.
Earlier in his remark, Governor Sule said that the establishment of the centre would address the perennial diagnosis and management challenges of infectious diseases such as lassa fever, yellow fever, measles, cerebrospinal meningitis, as well as the current Covid-19 pandemic which were previously conducted outside.