By Sylvanus Okpe
An ex-governor of Kano state and leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Sen.(Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has called for a national prayer day and advised Nigerians to intensify prayers against the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic.
The immediate past Senator representing Kano central senatorial district, gave the advice while addressing a gathering of stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano.
“We must be very careful of this disease and ensure that we adhere to whatever guide given by health experts, I want to advise us to avoid any unnecessary gathering until significant progress is made on addressing the covid-19 epidemic”, he stated.
Sen. Kwankwaso who prides himself as an education promoter in Nigeria, also advocated for the adoption of virtual learning for School children to mitigate the effect of the academic shutdown in the country.
He said, “government can promote the use of online streaming or other audio/visual contents to teach lessons virtually so as not to allow children remain idle in their homes.
According to Kwankwaso, the virtual learning would provide an opportunity of safe space for school children during the closure and will not affect the national school calendar.
“Coronavirus is a big lesson to all of us, we must collectively engage ourselves in prayers for Almighty Allah to come to our rescue over this international epidemic,” Kwankwaso said.