Akpobome, who claimed that he just survived the deadly virus, made the call on his Instagram page (alibabagcfr) on Monday.
He, however, advised Nigerians to desist from describing COVID-19 pandemic as a scam.
The comedian thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, and other caregivers who worked tirelessly to keep him alive at the Yaba Isolation Centre, where he was quarantined.
“COVID-19 is real. Don’t let anyone tell you it is a scam. I just came out of isolation, several people died, while I was there.
“Some of my close friends know and they were very supportive.
“I thank the Lagos State Governor, the Commissioner of Health, Managing Director of the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Yaba, doctors, especially Dr Nifemi, who are risking their lives to keep us alive. Thanks also to the nurses.
“COVID-19 is real. Observe all the protocols, people are dying, and it is not a joke.
“In fact, anyone who says COVID-19 is a scam, is a compound idiot and a fool,” Alibaba wrote on his Instagram page.
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