Author, Pa Ikhide shares love letter his mother wrote to his father during the 1957 pandemic that affected Nigeria greatly
Author Ikhide Roland Ikheloa, aka Pa Ikhide, has shared a love letter between his parents to give an insight into the 1957 pandemic that affected Nigeria greatly.
Pa Ikhide shared the letter in reaction to Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s chat with pastor Poju Oyemade where they tried to dispel the notion that 5G is linked to Coronavirus deaths.
However, during a video chat, Pastor Sam Adeyemi mentioned that there was a pandemic in 1918 and that Nigerian churches and other institutions were also shut down at the time.
Pa Ikhide, in a tweet, added that there was also a deadly pandemic that affected Nigeria greatly in 1957, and the severity of this pandemic was captured in a love letter his mother wrote to his father.
In the letter written in Lagos, Pa Ikhide’s mother said “the influenza epidemic has affected the whole of Lagos and many parts of the world.” She added that “doctors and nurses are sick and many schools are closed for the meantime.”
She added that her immediate family was affected but they were “lucky” that their case was “mild”.
“Nobody is safe is only God who will save us from such a disease.
Read the letter below.