- An APC chieftain, Bisi Akande, made a special birthday request as he turned 82 years
- Akande, who is a former governor of Osun, opted for prayers that will bring about the end of coronavirus around the world
- The former governor said this will suffice as his best birthday gift
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The former governor of Osun state, Bisi Akande, has made a request as to what he wants his 82nd birthday gift to be.
Akande, who was the first interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, January 13, said he will prefer intensive prayers for the end of COVID-19 as his best gift, The Nation reports.
Akande made this request through his media aide, Adelani Baderinwa, during the birthday celebration.
Part of the statement that contains the request read:
“My desire is for a healthy nation. So, I prefer to have the prayers for Nigeria as a birthday gift than visitations and merry-making.
"Nigerians should engage in fervent prayers for the quick end to the COVID-19 pandemic on January 16, 2021, on my 82nd birthday.”
As he sympathised with those who have lost their loved ones to the deadly pandemic and prayed for the quick recovery of persons who recently contracted it, the APC chieftain called on all Nigerians to adhere strictly to the stipulated safety protocols to stop the spread of the virus.
The warehouse which was located in the Bukuru community of Jos South local government area of the state was stormed by a staggering number of Jos residents. People were seen trooping in their numbers to cart away the COVID-19 palliatives.
After hoodlums hijacked the peaceful EndSARS protests, Nigerians began discovering warehouses filled with Covid-19 palliatives across several states.
It started with Lagos on Thursday, October 22, 2020, when some youths of Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state uncovered a warehouse in the area stocked with COVID-19 palliatives.
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