Nigerian comedian Owen Osamwengie popularly known as Owen Gee has kicked against the reopening of schools in the country.
The funny man noted that the increase in numbers of affected people in the country is enough to discourage the government from opening schools.
The comedian revealed that his son contracted the virus while in school.
In a chat with Punch, Owen Gee kicked against re-opening of the school and also recount how his son was infected with the virus.
“I have two kids, one is in primary while the other is in secondary school. Last term, one of my kids came home ill and was sick for a while. We kept treating him for malaria but to no avail,”
“We treated him for two weeks till he lost his senses of smell and taste. He had body aches and was excessively weak. It was at that point we discovered he had contracted COVID-19. He was about nine years old at the time.”
“My wife and I started taking care of him because we could not abandon him, he is our son. In the process of taking care of him, my wife and I also contracted the virus. It was a war for us, later on, his elder brother contracted the virus,” he added.
The comedian maintained that just a bucket of water is not enough to prevent children from getting infected.
“A bucket of water outside the school and hand sanitiser is not enough to prevent children from getting the virus. Because we all have different immunities, I cannot risk the life of my child. I do not support the resumption of schools.” he said.