Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has cautioned Nigerians not to mistake the lifting of restrictions on lockdown for the end of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Obasanjo gave the warning as a guest lecturer at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture held at the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta with the theme:  “COVID-19 and Nigeria Security Issues: The Way Forward”.

The Former President also described coronavirus as a disease that Nigeria in particular and Africa in general was ill-prepared and poorly equipped for.

He however, commended the federal and the state governments for the efforts and measures they had taken to deal seriously with the virus, saying the idea of leaving the states to deal with the issue mainly at their level on the principle of subsidiarity was a good one.

Obasanjo also warned that while the federal and various state governments had relaxed the restrictions, Nigerians should not think that the nation had survived the pandemic.