The Anglican Bishop of Okigwe South in Imo State, the Right Reverend David Onuoha, has called on Nigerians to return to farm to avert the famine that would accompany the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Onuoha made this known in an interview with Radio Nigeria.
He described the stay-at-home order declared by the government as a unique opportunity to cultivate the farm land to produce food for the sustainability of the family and the country.
According to the Bishop, Nigerians must go beyond the palliative of hand sanitizer and face mask and start working against what he described as possible outbreak of famine that might hit the people in no distant future.
The bishop maintained that the total lockdown of various nations and cities means that the world will soon run out of food and other essential requirements.
Bishop David Onuoha said he had directed the priest in his Diocese to sensitize their various congregations on the need for every family to farm and at the appropriate time he would lead a team to inspect the farms and assess the level of compliance.
He implored the traditional rulers, community leaders and village heads to join the Church in the efforts to save the lives of the people now and after the coronavirus pandemic.