An apology is a commitment to face the outcomes or punishments that result from the transgression, in other words, if you apologize for coming late for a meeting, you should be ready also to face the punishment for coming late which might be not being allowed into the meeting. This is not known or practised by most Nigerians, because they assume that giving an apology means showing an act of humility which will grant you pardon and free entrance, washing away any responsibility that is associated with your offence.
When God called Abraham in Genesis 12:1, he told him to leave his nation and kindred, he didn’t mean for him to leave the physical geographical location only but their system of doing things; the culture of his nativity because in that system, he can only go so far and he will still be limited to the limitations of his country like economic breakdown, epidemic etc he might be faced within the country.
When you got born again, God called you with an holy calling, telling you to forsake your former system of doing things and get into the culture of the Christian, the culture of the word. Be a patriotic Nigerian but do not think nor pattern your life as a Nigerian, American, Briton etc, think and pattern your life after the Word. Live in terms with your new culture-the word culture, that is God’s desire for you, so even if there is a pandemic in your town or street since you are not of that system, the pandemic has no right to affect you.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.