Kannywood popular actor/musician, Sani Danja, has cautioned Nigerian youths to shun stereotype beliefs over the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danja, who is also a nollywood actor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Kaduna, that it was high time everyone faced the reality of the existence of coronavirus and observed laid down health protocols.

“It is not a joke, seeing such an unprecedented number of people die on a daily basis.

“Coronavirus is very real, as such people should wake up and do the needful, in order to defeat the dreaded global disease,” he said.

Danja, however, noted that though the government was doing its best, much was still desired considering that so many lives were at stake.

“If developed countries like the U.S., with its sophisticated health care delivery sector, could lose so much lives, then Nigeria needs to do more.

“Government should deploy every resource needed to meet the needs of the people, especially at this difficult moment,” he added.

The artiste, also urged the Federal Government to lessen its dependence on foreign aids and explore other internal means of overcoming Nigeria’s challenges.

“In my opinion, government should encourage local medicine as an alternative cure to COVID-19.

“Other countries have tried this and it has worked for them, so why should ours be different?”

Danja, admonished Nigerians to desist from playing politics with the issue of COVID-19, and prayed that the pandemic would soon be a thing of the past.

NAN reports that the artiste, who is also a producer and director, has acted, produced and directed more than 600 Hausa films including; `Kwarya tabi Kwarya’, ‘Jaheed, Nagari’, ‘Wasiyya’, ‘Harsashi’, ‘Gidauniya’, ‘Daham’, ‘Jarida’, ‘Matashiya’, ‘Zuga-zugi’, ‘Jan kunne’, ‘Gambizam Raga’ and many others.

He  also directed the award winning film: `The Awakening’, a movie on HIV/AIDs prevention and control, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with support from Family Health International.

NAN

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