A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has expressed confidence that the aftermath of a dreadful disease, COVID-19 will bring positive change to the nation.
In a statement made available by his office in commemoration of World Earth Day celebrated on April 22 every year, he said despite the impact of the virus on both the nation’s economy and social life, this will put the world on track to a greener future.
However, Yishawu reiterated the need for all to rise up with one voice for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that the nations need to meet its climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.
“The time is now for citizens to call for greater global ambition to tackle our climate crisis. Unless every country in the world steps up – and steps up with urgency and ambition — we are consigning current and future generations to a dangerous future”, he said.
“Today, we seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world not for one day, but forever. While coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it will not force us to keep our voices down. The only thing that will change the world is a bold and unified demand for a new way forward”, Yishawu restated in line with the World Earth Day Campaign.
The lawmaker, who is Chairman House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning reminded Nigerians most especially Lagosians not to relent in ensuring safety measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is very important we remind ourselves that we are not yet out of the woods. We need to still continue the habit of washing hands and physical distancing.
The government has told us to stay at home for our safety, we must adhere strictly to all these measures”, he said.
Yishawu appealed to his constituents to strictly adhere to all safety measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“We are praying and are very optimistic that this will vanish in our land and peace will return”, he said.