“Anyone who says COVID is a scam is a compound idiot and a fool.”
Ace comedian, Alibaba, has urged Nigerians to ignore those telling them that COVID-19 is a fraud, noting that he contracted the dreaded virus and just came out of isolation.
Taking to his Instagram page to make the announcement, Alibaba disclosed that he spent his Christmas and New Year celebration in Isolation.
Ali Baba, who revealed that many people died during his time at the isolation centre, called on Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines put in the place by the federal and state governments.
He said the need to heed to the protocols became necessary amid a second wave of the pandemic, which he claimed is deadlier than the first.
The comedian, who stated that he spent his Christmas and New Year holidays at the isolation centre, also enjoined Nigerians to distance themselves from those who still think that coronavirus pandemic is a scam.
“The second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the one before. People are dying — pastors, doctors, professors, billionaires, poor men, less privileged… people are dying everyday. Those numbers you see are not fake” he said.
“I have spoken with people who attended parties and died two days later. COVID-19 is real, don’t let anyone decieve you. Anyone who tells you COVID-19 is scam, don’t trust the person.”
The comedian reiterated that COVID-19 is real and called on everyone to adhere to all the safety guidelines being rolled out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Alibaba wrote on his Instagram page, “COVID is real. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive.
“I thank the Lagos State governor @jidesanwoolu and the commissioner for health, the MD of the COVID CENTRE in YABA, the Doctors, especially Dr. Nifemi, who are risking their lives to keep us alive. Thanks to all the nurses.”
Alibaba added, “I want to thank @gbengaadeyinka1stgcon… you are a good friend. @margaretorakwusi @maryamuwai @itsifeanyi and friends to go checked up on me.
COVID is real. Observe all the protocols. People are dying. And it’s not a joke. In fact, anyone who says COVID is a scam is a compound idiot and a fool.”