Ghanaian actress, Efia Odo has taken to social media to mock religious bigots who are fasting and praying over the pandemic coronavirus for the wrong reasons.
Efia Odo has spoken on people repenting of their cruel ways during this coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Taking to the microblogging site, Twitter, Odo admonished her followers not to imitate the methodologies of hypocrites. She stated that there is no point fasting and praying if people are going to return to the evil ways that must have brought about the pandemic.
Here is what Odo said.
“Pray and return not back to your evil ways.
No point of fasting and praying if you’re gonna go back to doing the same evil things.
Repentance comes from the heart, not from the mouth”.
Then she continued, “Return not back to your gossiping, lying, stealing, corruptive money-hungry ways”
Pray and return not back to your evil ways. No point of fasting and praying if you’re gonna go back to doing the sammmmeeeee evil things. Repentance comes from the heart not from the mouth.
— efiaodo (@efiaodo1) March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has warned that suppliers and retailers using the excuse of coronavirus case in Nigeria to inflate protective apparel will be prosecuted.
This warning was issued on Saturday, February 29; via a memo on its Twitter handle, by the Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
Price Gouging, Unreasonable and Arbitrary Increases in Prices of Protective and Hygiene Products on Account of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns
— FCCPC Nigeria (@fccpcnigeria) February 29, 2020
The FCCPC said the inordinate practice during national public health concern violates; both moral codes and extant law.
Babatunde Irukera, Chief Executive Officer, in a statement he signed, noted that abusing citizens’ sensitivity, apprehension, anxiety, and vulnerability; especially during emergencies as the coronavirus that could adversely affect national security is a violation of the law.
The FCCPC encouraged consumers to be vigilant, and report such unreasonable or arbitrary exploitative price increase or trade practices to the Commission; by telephone on 08056002020, or 08056003030, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org