In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, July, 2020

Politicians Are Taking part in Video games With COVID-19

Politicians Are Playing Games With COVID-19

Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello

In accordance with The Nation, Kogi Governor of Kogi Yahaya Bello has accused politicians of enjoying video games with Nigerians by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bello spoke on Thursday whereas enjoying host to the members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Sir Amadu Bello Memorial Basis, who paid him a courtesy name within the Authorities Home Lokoja.

He referred to as for cessation what he described as the sport having damaging influence on Nigerians.

His phrases: “Allow us to cease this recreation. Nigerians are struggling. As an alternative of the lockdown with its attendant damaging results on the folks, why can’t we flip it into employment alternatives; offering garments for face masks to be exported to these nations who’ve the illness?

“Covid-19 shouldn’t be a brand new illness in our clime. We have now our personal means of treating it and that’s what we must be exploiting, moderately than subjecting our folks to hardship, starvation and hunger by lockdown.”

He asserted that it was fallacious for anybody to attribute the loss of life of late Chief Choose of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah to COVID-19, when he had been managing his well being since 2016, including the issues that ultimately led to his loss of life was on account of his lack of ability to entry medical consideration as a result of lockdown.

“We all know his medical historical past; he was my brother. We all know we now have been managing him since 2016, however this time, he was utterly remoted; nobody was allowed to even communicate to him till he handed away. We can’t afford to be enjoying video games with the lives of Nigerians This should cease,”
the Governor added.

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The Secretary to the board of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Basis, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, who led the delegation, offered 30,000 facemasks to the federal government and the folks of the state in addition to flag off public consciousness advocacy towards rape and different types of gender primarily based violence in Nigeria.

He referred to as on state governments to strengthen their legal guidelines with stiffer penalties to perpetrators of those heinous acts.

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