Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has warned Nigerians against relaxing in the observation of necessary protocols as COVID-19 cases continue to drop.
Ogunwusi told State House correspondents after a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
The monarch said he was hopeful that COVID-19 pandemic will soon end and people will return to normal lives and activities.
“No, we cannot relax; it is not possible; COVID-19 is real; we have to keep protecting ourselves.
"We have to be very careful; thank God the Federal Government is looking at how to open the economy the more.
“We should follow the COVID-19 guidelines, and we should not relax, but what the government is doing is that they are opening up the economy.
“We will continue to live and continue to pray that COVID-19 should finally leave us alone so that we will continue with our normal lives and activities.’’ He said that traditional rulers had been doing a lot to guard against community spreading as they were closest to the people.