Betty Akeredolu, wife of Ondo State governor, has stressed how foreign religions have failed to save the lives of thousands of people infected with Coronavirus around the world.
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Akeredolu stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, in Akure, in view of the global outbreak of the pandemic.
The Ondo first lady urge Nigerians to invest more in science and less in religion.
“It is glaring that the foreign religions over which we are killing ourselves in Nigeria have failed the world in this season of anomie and only science can save mankind.
“Indeed, Coronavirus has humbled the world’s religions and Nigerians whose lives depend on praying and fasting for miracles to happen in this digital world of science and technology.
“When I said that I was more than convinced that religion is man-made and a bastion of sexism, which has subjugated women, festered gender inequality, stifled progressive thinking, retarded development and invariably added little or no value to our lives, I was called unprintable names.
“I remain unshakeable with my conviction. This virus has proved me right, to a large extent. Nigerians, in particular have invested so much in religion that amounted to nothing. Period!
“Now that a deadly virus is ravaging the world, where do we look up to? Science or religion?” she queried.
Akeredolu encouraged Nigerians to be hygienic and report any persons showing Coronavirus symptoms to the nearest hospital for necessary treatment, and also observe effective hand washing with soap, and running water, to avert the disease.
While advocating for the use of hand sanitiser, she further urged members of the public to avoid contact with anybody showing symptoms of the disease.