Coronavirus In Nigeria, The Bad, The Ugliness Of The Government
The life of over 200 millions of Nigeria has been but to danger aims coronavirus in Nigeria due to incompetence of the Government
Please Stay Safe and Maintain Social Distancing, Making it alive after this pandemic is a hug achievement, stay safe for me and your family, CORONAVIRUS IN NIGERIA IS REAL
From the southern part of Nigeria to northern part, to the west and eastern part of Nigeria the Pandemic has widely spread, almost all the states in Nigeria having records of the coronavirus that cause COVID 19
Nigerians may have lost all hope in the Government as more people now put all their faith in God, trusting more in prayer for divine intervention against the ravaging scourge of Coronavirus
A new reality has dawned in Nigeria, the reality of the looming danger and anarchy is already here as the reported daily cases of the novel virus is now well above thousands despite the lack of mass testing
Indeed the Government make a huge mistake by leaving her border open up till match ending allowing the inflow of coronavirus in Nigeria, is pathetic indeed
In a country with over 200+ million, only 19,000 out of 200+ million people have been tested, out of which a total of 3145 confirmed cases has been recorded as of 06 May 2020, with over 534 discharged and 103 deaths see data below
Nigeria only seems to be testing those with symptoms or the well – connected or those with what we colloquially referred to as ”Long Legs ”
But we must ask the questions: How did we get here since Coronavirus did not emanate from Nigeria or Africa
For months and weeks, Nigeria had the ample opportunity to stop the dreaded virus from reaching our land. I mean, Our President, General Muhammadu Buhari failed in stopping coronavirus in Nigeria
Coronavirus came from somewhere. The world was alerted early enough, President Buhari dozed and napped leaving our airports widely opened and allowed flights from China, Italy, France, Germany, USA, and Britain, etc from January until March ending.
Knowing more than anyone how broken and horrible our healthcare system is since he never treated even headache in the country as he always jets out to London
The Government people are blinded about the level of poverty in Nigeria and how next impossible adhering to social distancing In in this part of the world will be
The best way to have to check the coronavirus was to act early by closing all ports of entry into Nigeria, by so doing coronavirus in Nigeria now would have been aborted
Nigerians And Other Nationals Brought Coronavirus In Nigeria
Nigerians returning home should have been evacuated from the airport to isolation centers where they would remain for at least 14 days to undergo a series of tests.
In Ghana, in a group of 100 passengers who isolated 20 tested positives for COVID 19 as of match 2020
Imagine what would have happened if they were allowed free entry and only told to self isolate themselves as Nigeria government did to all returnee into Nigeria
Today, Ghane has conducted over 100,000 tests, second to South Africa which has since gone far above 150, 000 while Nigeria with 200 Million people is less with 19,000
Had President Buhari acted early enough and shut all international flights on or before March 1, 2020, just days after the first index case from Italy, by now there won’t be any active COVID 19 case in Nigeria
But the government failed by allowing coronavirus in Nigeria, Mauritania just celebrated being coronavirus free because its leadership acted responsibly. This is the bitter truth which many of us don’t want to be told simply because we are either Buhari’s party members, his kinsmen, or we are his worshippers.
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But Coronavirus is blind. It knows no political party, religion, region, or race. It is even status blind. Now everyone is in for it and the poor masses in Nigeria are now the ones suffering it the more
Tragically, Buhari’s government also failed to procure testing kits, face masks, ventilators, and other protective equipment for health workers in mass.
Nigeria had only 2000 testing kits until the Chinese billionaire Jack Ma Donated 20, 000 and it took the Government and other private sector weeks before procuring additional testing kits
A Country of over 200 million people, with the poor health system, ought to have been proactive and by now we should be conducting mass testing in all the 774 LGA, 8000+ electoral wards and 120,000 Polling units across Nigeria
All our institutions with a national spread such as the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Independent National Electoral Commission, National Population Commission, National Identity Management Commission, among others
Should have been mobilized to coordinate distribution of testing kits to every Electoral ward as ballot papers and electoral materials were distributed during elections or population census.
Traditional rulers, community leaders, and religious leaders should also have been fully mobilized to sensitize the people and lead the way
President Buhari should have led from the front by holding daily live press briefings and address as leaders all over the world are doing
Unfortunately, He has remained aloof, totally detached, and isolated himself. He only delivered a recorded address after so much pressure.
How on earth can a general leading battle tuck himself into his closet – far away from the war front and only sends the recorded speech to his troop? Can he expect to boost their morals that way? Can he expect victory?
Sadly, we play politics with everything IN Nigeria and defend the indefensible. People who are victims of poor governance and incompetence of leadership are always the one defending their oppressors and keep raining insults on anyone who dare to say the truth
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During his second RECORDED address, President Buhari said. COVID 19 is a matter of life and death and that it is not a joke, but he took it for a joke and failed to provide the much-needed leadership.
By now. Nigeria should have produced millions of testing kits, facemasks, establish isolation centers in all 774 LGAs and deployed all our national resources to fighting this pandemic
Nigeria seems to have a low infection because tests are not being conducted. How can you know the number of infected people if you don’t test?
There were instances where people who had symptoms called the Nigeria Center For Disease Control ( NCDC ) repeatedly but were not attended to, most were told to just self-isolate and wait, wait for the open wait to a no end.
A lady returned from Britain in Kado ABUJA, She started developing systems and called the NCDC, and was assured that they were coming, but nobody went.
She self-isolated for one week and couldn’t buy groceries. Can you imagine?
It seem test are reserved for the high and mighty to be tested but was turned back. At the moment there is a total collapse of leadership on both the state and FG in Kano, Rivers State leading to unprecedented deaths in Kano and Panic in Rivers state
Sadly, up to this moment, no mass testing is being conducted because there are no test kits. Nigeria has only 13 testing Centers. Samples taken in Rivers state, Markudi, Benue state, Potiskum Yobe state, Anambra State and Daura Katsina state had to be transported by road to Abuja, Lagos, Edo, etc which took days
If the United States Of America and the United Kingdom where Buhari treats himself with their advanced healthcare system could be overwhelmed by the coronavirus, why should the Nigerian government under him allow COVID 19 to reach our borders when he had the chance to stop it?
Why? surely, posterity would be very unkind to Buhari. It will judge him harshly for how he ran Nigeria incompetently – it would hold him responsible for any death, hardship, and loss of livelihood as a result of this pandemic.
Now that the reality of his negligence and incompetence is rapidly manifesting with the skyrocketing numbers of infected people and deaths: no amount of lockdown can work. May God Help Us In Nigeria
Whether Nigeria is locked for one year, it is already too late. We are Africans and our culture of communal living, abject poverty and illiteracy – all create a fertile ground for COVID 19, it can only take God and western countries to heal the land
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You cannot lock people under severe hunger and starvation with no form of support and expect them not to revolt. It is a matter of time that people will surely free themselves from this cage no matter how many are killed by the security agencies in the name of enforcement.
We have seen this in Jos where women defied the lockdown and protested. If the lockdown returns and continues in some part of the country, the entire country may descend into unprecedented anarchy.
For now, we can only pray to the almighty God to have mercy on us. To look upon us with His eye of mercy, to help and rescue us not only from the pandemic of COVID 19 but also the plague of clueless, inept and incompetent leadership
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