Daddy Showkey, a veteran singer, has chastised Nigerians flouting social distancing and other directives introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic after the lockdown was eased.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, in his last nationwide address, announced the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja — which took effect from May 4.
The move comes on the back of criticism by some Nigerians over the economic hardships the government’s stay-at-home order had inflicted on them.
But some citizens of the country appeared to have been flouting the different guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of the novel disease.
On Tuesday, video clips and pictures flooded social media platforms where some Nigerians could be seen clustering in front of banks and inside vehicles, thereby violating some of the federal government’s directives and conditions for easing the lockdown.
Reacting to the development, Daddy Showkey said it was unfortunate that such Nigerians have no regard for laws and their lives.
In a video shared on his social media page, the singer said the situation of things would worsen in the coming days if Nigerians fail to comply with government’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
“Nigerians cannot obey simple law. Observe social distancing, wash your hands among others, but they won’t do them. This is the beginning of the deaths if they won’t adhere to what the government is saying,” he said.
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“Instead of you all sitting down in your homes, you went to to the bank to rush yourselves. Don’t you know you’re joking with your lives? Don’t you value your lives? After, you people will start saying government wants to loot money.”
Christening such Nigerians as “stupid”, he urged people to take matters relating to their lives serious, adding that only those alive can complain of no food.
“Some Nigerians are saying there is no coronavirus, make God not let it happen to you. We are tired of talking about that several,” he said.
The music star also shared a video later explaining that he remained unapologetic for hurling insults at those who violated government’s social distancing directive.
“We don’t Want to hear the truth. I can only apologise to people that know the value of their lives,” he added.
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