The Director-General, Ekiti Council for Arts and Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo-Lanre has called on Nigerians to adopt and embrace cultural methods and approaches to fight and halt the devastating menace COVID-19.
Ambassador Ojo – Lanre disclosed this during a media chat in Ado Ekiti said that COVID-19 seemed to be waxing strong and resisting all acts of scientific solutions aimed at cleaning it off the face of the earth, which means that it is not an ordinary plague or just a common disease which can be waived off by the back of the hand.
He pointed out that cultural history of the world is rich in stories of how spiritually cultural approaches have solved and banished off the face of the earth deadly pestilences and terrible plagues foisted on humanity by extraterrestrial forces.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre appealed to cultural practitioners to enter their covens and sacred places to offer propitiatory sacrifices as being done in those days.
He said that the cultural sector is blessed with ways of handling such an unusual plague whenever it is cast upon the Earth.
Ambassador Ojo-Lanre also appealed to the contemporary religious leaders to offer prayers in the temples, altars and pulpit and our brotherhoods to search the holy books and invoke the necessary verses that will put a stop to this strange illness which seemed to have determined to wipe off humanity from the face of the Earth.
He said Nigerians cannot be monofocal in the search of solutions to a nagging problem which seems to be defying all scientific and contemporary approaches.