The accident at Chernobyl exposed the underbelly of Soviet authority to the entire world. In some ways, the reactor was a metaphor for the state: outdated, crumbling, dysfunctional, headed towards its own implosion.The Heroic Bitter Land of ‘Chernobyl’ – The Moscow Times
The entire episode of the Coronavirus in Nigeria has convinced me that the country is heading towards its own implosion.
This article will cover events in the 13th week of the year and some this week.
Covid-19: The Unravelling Of The Nigerian Elite
When a nation defines it elites by the amount of money rather than their contributions to society will eventually face and existential crisis.
The Nigerian elite has been revealed to be incapable of handling the entire situation. From the moment the first cases were identified, action should have been taken to lockdown the country.
Now we are all in the country faced with squalid hospitals where nothing works.
After weeks of begging the President to address the country, when he finally did, he would declare a lockdown on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.
Unlike other nations where citizens are able to be catered to, the food provided to individuals that did get it left a lot to be desired.
Nigerian Army Removes General
The Boko Haram situation in Nigeria is in its 11th year. Yet, a brave General who could speak like this hasn’t been given the chance to prove himself.
Personally, I no longer believe that the nation wants to solve the problem. There are too many vested interests in the problem still being unresolved.
Chad Launches ‘Massive’ Joint Operation Against Jihadists
This week showed Nigerians what was possible when a leader leads from the front.
This article on Nairaland looks at this situation.