The pioneer of the Comedy industry in Nigeria, Ali Baba Atunyota Akpobome, also known as Ali Baba is warning Nigerians very seriously about believing their Pastors and Imams as against what science says about the dreaded Coronavirus.
Ali Baba describes anyone who claims COVID-19 is scam is a “fool”.
Ali Baba took to his Instagram page, to share a video where he narrated his experience while at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) COVID-19 isolation centre in Yaba, Lagos after contracting the virus.
He revealed that many people died during his time at the isolation centre and called on Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines put in the place by the federal and state governments.
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.
He said: “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 every day. Those numbers you see are not fake.
“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.”
In a terse accompanying post, the comedian wrote: “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.”
In his message, he wrote: Covid is real11111111ooooooooo. Don’t listen to no stupid pastor or imam ooo. At my isolation centre, pastors in denial were brought in and 2 did not make it.