… Imposing curfews should be guided by medical indices, not politics, religion
By Deborah Mustapha
The former Senator of Kaduna Central, Nigeria, from June 2015 to 2019, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged Nigerians to stop the use of hand sanitizer for bathing.
Recently, he made this call on his Twitter page, if possibly he has witnessed or heard stories of how Nigerians abuse the application and usefulness of one of the measures to curtail the spread of Corona Virus, known as hand sanitizer.
Relatively, Hand sanitizer is a liquid or gel generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. They are available as liquids, gels, and foams. Formulations of alcohol-based versions are preferable to handwashing with soap and water in most situations in the healthcare setting and generally, it is more effective at killing microorganisms than soap and water, but less effective in some cases such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile.
According to the disease control company in the country, hand sanitizer was recommended to be used frequently at home or places we found ourselves as its one of the primary measures to curb the viral Covid-19.
Shehu Sani was born 29 October 1967, a Nigerian senator, author, playwright and human rights activist. He is the President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria (CRCN) and the Chairman of Hand-in-Hand, Africa. He was a leading figure in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
He has been arrested and jailed by past successive military regimes in Nigeria. He was released from life imprisonment when Democracy was restored in Nigeria in 1999. He contested and won the Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressive Congress on March 28th, 2015.
Following his recent tweets on Twitter as Covid-19 is concerned, he said earlier today, he spoke to a friend in the Niger Republic and confirmed to him that nobody again passes through his town en route to Libya and to Europe. In order words, #COVIDー19 has put the trans-Saharan human Trafficking ring out of business for now.
“Imposing or lifting curfews should be guided by scientific and medical indices and recommendations and not politics, economics or religion. We have a hard choice of temporary discomfort for survival or temporary comfort to extinction. #COVIDー19 #lockdown #StayHomeSaveLives”, he said