Popular Nollywood actor John Okafor aka Mr. Ibu has weighed in his opinion concerning the coronavirus pandemic known to have brought the world to a great pause at the turn of the year, leaving thousands of deaths in its wake.
Comic character Mr Ibu believes the coronavirus is a problem for the Western world and has questioned why the Nigerian government are invested in it like their European counterparts.
The movie star made this known during a chat with The Nation where he declared that he does not believe in the existence of the novel virus within the country.
According to him, Covid-19 is nothing but a sham in Nigeria as neither him nor any Nigerian know anyone who has died from the respiratory disease. He also noted that he isn’t bothered about contacting the virus because it doesn’t exist.
“Nigeria, we are not supposed to be
involved in this COVID-19, I see no reason why we should be involved. Only Nigerians diaspora will have to partake in this devilish program.
“We at home are oblivious, we are not
supposed to be involved in any ceremony in trying to pretend or in trying to avoid. My brother, COVID-19 or 20 is not here, I don’t care.
“Why would China give us sickness and
America embellish the technicality and then sell it to the world and people now begin to die when they know it’s killing. Thank God we have hot weather, the thing sef dey fear us.
“I no dey fear anything I dey wear cloth waka on my own. Nothing dey here, nobody don die for this whole area, if you go another area nobody don die, go to stadium nobody don die. Let’s be sorry for ourselves.
“I’m telling everybody not just the
government this, say only what you know do not exaggerate it. Na we dey take our mouth call sickness by im own, sickness dey pass on its own but na we dey call am for Nigeria. You won’t see COVID-19 it’s not here.”
On the rising numbers of cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria and activities of the NCDC, Mr Ibu said:
“You know anybody?
Have you ever attended any burial and they say na this thing kill am? have you ever gone to the hospital them say this person na Covid dey hold am? have you ever seen a family them say somebody na Covid na em kill am yesterday for family wey you know? You cannot, dem say dem say na em me and you dey hear. Even the sickness dey fear us.
“Are they not human beings, let them bring a picture of at least one person killed by COVID-19 and we find the family of such a person.
“COVID whatever is not in Nigeria, we have hot weather here, the disease is scared of us just as we are scared of it so it can’t come here.
“It has affected so many industries in the country, it has driven us away from work because of the lies and gossip. Na small thing e remain hunger for don kill me since if no be say better people dey wey dey give money.”
At the time of this report, Nigeria has 33, 616 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 754, deaths while 13,792 people have recovered from the novel virus.
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