Akintunde advised both Muslim and Christian religious leaders to shun sentiments and complement government’s efforts at curbing spread of the virus.
According to him, worshipers needed to be alive and healthy to be consistent in worship.
He implored Nigerians to eschew party politics and religious sentiments, but also key into the global efforts at curtailing transmission of the deadly disease.
Akintunde, however, charged clerics to pray to God for divine intervention to rid the universe of the dreaded pandemic.
He further enjoined authorities of correctional centres and other establishments with inmates and patients, to observe strict sanitation and hygiene practices.
He then urged the general public to abide by the rules and restraints being put in place by authorities, noting that they were for the overall well being of citizens.
While commending stakeholders in the health sector and government for being pro-active in checking the spread of COVID-19, Akintunde, however, charged law enforcement agents to exercise restraint while performing their duties.
Edited By: Mustapha Lamidi/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore