The PUNCH reports that a Lagosian, Jimoh Taiwo, has said the rich and powerful in Nigeria would have travelled overseas had coronavirus happened only in Nigeria.
Taiwo, a resident of Ikorodu area of Lagos State, told The PUNCH that the politicians and elites, who now appeared to care about the poor and the downtrodden, would have abandoned them to their fate if they had the option to leave the country to a place not affected by the virus.
But he said, unfortunately for them, those places they would have sought refuge are the most hit by the virus, hence, no lair for them to escape to.
He told The PUNCH on Wednesday, the second day of the 14-day lockdown in the state, that God loves the masses and He mercifully chose not to abandon them at this critical period of the world’s history.
He added that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the signs of the end time as recorded in the Holy Books.
He said, “On this issue of coronavirus, I believe it is one of the events of the last days written in the Bible. It was recorded that when the end of the world is near, different kinds of diseases would manifest.
“But one thing I have realised about God’s mightiness is that God cares about the poor because had this coronavirus happened only in Nigeria, the rich and powerful would have travelled out of the country.
“And they would say, ‘if the poor can die, let them die’ because they don’t want the poor to exist at all.”
The PUNCH reports that all international and local airports in the country are closed as part of the efforts to curb the further spread of the virus which has infected over 150 persons in the country, killing two.