Corruption: A Virus That Has killed More People In Nigeria Than Covid-19
It would be foolhardy for anyone to think that all the monies and food items disbursed by the presidency will get to all the targeted vulnerable people in the society they were meant for when they have not dealt with the number one pandemic(corruption), a vicious virus that has bedeviled and stalled the progress of the country.
Nigeria is so much blessed with abundance of wealth but the disparity between the rich and the poor is so wide and despicable. This speaks volumes of a country rated as the poverty capital of the world.
So many good initiatives have been floated by the previous and this current administration but it is pertinent to note that however good and laudable an initiative, it wouldn’t strive in a corrupt system. It’s just like expecting your computer to function very well having installed the latest softwares into it when you haven’t got rid of some viruses in it.
Although some social critic may as well criticize my post as this has nothing to add in the current situation we find ourselves but some school of thought will share my views and reason with me. I hope all the efforts put in by the federal government, corporate bodies and wealthy individuals will not be diverted and misappropriated by some unscrupulous people who are saddled with such huge responsibilities to do the needful.
May this whole efforts not be like pouring water into a basket simply because that virus(corruption) which we have failed to deal with and may not be literally seen as deadly, yet has succeeded in killing lots of people directly or indirectly in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
I hope we do not go to sleep when we finally overcome covid-19, rather let’s apply same proactive measures in fighting this other virus(corruption) that we seem to see as part of our system which is dreadful.