Tony Marinho

 

COVID-19 spreads relentlessly and information deaths approaching 325,000, infections 5,000,000, with round 6,500 recognised instances in Nigeria.

We who’re educated or effectively knowledgeable about Covid-19 has an enormous duty of enlightenment and training to tell these round us about prevention together with social distancing six toes aside.

The return of Abacha loot is welcome. Little question there’s a large sum of money stashed overseas belonging ‘Fellow Nigerians’ however diverted by totally different rulers, their spawn, and their cohorts.

There’s a feeling that Abacha loot is all the craze immediately as a result of he’s useless and may not retaliate within the method, he’s infamous for and others in his footwear are nonetheless able to.

Secondly the loot was so large, roughly $5billion that the foreigner bankers, companions in corruption, grasping, couldn’t conceal it even by ‘bankers’ silence and secrecy’ and extra in a rising period of higher worldwide transparency with governments sanctioning some banks for corrupt practices!

The decision by the Nigerian Governors Discussion board for the federal authorities to disburse the fund by the three-tier system is sadly not taking in the entire image.

They don’t seem to be proper, simply as they had been mistaken to refuse to avoid wasting as much as $100b, in reserves and different funds just like the Sovereign Wealth Fund, in the course of the seven+ years of a lot when requested to take action by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for a wet day. Nicely it’s pouring now and no apology but and we face a recession as a result of our leaders failed to avoid wasting.

The federal authorities once more is right within the gentle of falling projecting income streams and the pressing want for the ‘fast’ completion of the chosen initiatives.

Nevertheless, it might have carried the governors together with nationwide advantages of a speedier completion of the 20-year ludicrously extended rehabilitation of the cursed Lagos-Ibadan former expressway, finishing the 40-year overdue Second Niger Bridge and finishing the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

Observe that the dreaded eight-year mortgage of $3.4b from the World Financial institution is lower than the funds looted by one man -Abacha- whose title have to be faraway from stadia, estates, streets and colleges and his GCON honour stripped from him.

With Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Employees to President Buhari, who was round in the course of the period of Abacha culminating within the execution of Kenule Saro Wiwa and eight others and the annulment of June 12, is Abacha’s title plate safe, for now at the least? ‘Stolen’ means slightly, ‘looted’ imply a ‘lot’ was stolen! If this $311m Abacha loot is split, it’ll have solely minimal impression by being diluted and dissipated by being divided amongst 1,000 initiatives [$31,000, N12.444m]/venture] amongst 744 LGAs, 36 +1 states and the federal authorities as an alternative of into the three initiatives above, these initiatives won’t be accomplished in our lifetime!

All Nigerians are depending on the roads and the anticipated bridge to, lengthy overdue, ease their lives. End the expressways and 2nd Niger Bridge.

Nigerians see worldwide fast builds from skyscrapers to 1000 mattress hospitals however lack such inspirational occasions to be pleased with at residence.

The poor state of the Lagos-Ibadan street and the difficulty visited upon customers of the street have been an albatross across the neck of successive governments.

The Abacha loot will enable the federal government to ‘rapidly’ end the lengthy overdue venture. Why ought to our residents undergo endlessly on and for the street that will have been fastened in a yr by a severe authorities?

Almajiris are unlucky non secular, financial, political and well being victims of a feudal system and a single focus ‘non secular training solely’ system.

Nothing nevertheless within the 2020s can justify compounding their drawback and struggling by forcing them to beg for his or her meals for half of on daily basis as their lot in life.

After all, they are going to develop into hungry and indignant –‘hangry’, jealous, disillusioned and harmful to any alleged enemy.

Some observers really feel almajiris are beings simply despatched south to trigger bother and fill an agenda of domination by flooding with younger humanity.

Some assume they’re despatched south as a result of their mother and father and lecturers have realised they will not cope and search to switch their duty to others.

Some even assume that they’re organic weapons to unfold Covid-19. Regardless of the purpose, the person almajiri are the ages of our brothers and sisters, kids, and schoolmates.

Whereas solely time will reveal which of the above conspiracy theories they current, they signify a Youngster Human Rights Humanitarian Disaster with severe social, medical, lodging and feeding drawback views visited up Nigeria by an irresponsible adult-hood and governance system.

Do they deserve succour or censure, warning or kindness, friendliness or worry, love or loathing, charity, or condemnation? If they’re no menace and we see and deal with them as a menace, they are going to develop into a menace as they are going to react and bear in mind the bitter capsule we requested them to swallow and develop into a menace to us tomorrow.

If they’re a menace and we deal with them effectively, will that kindness cease them from finishing up no matter menace they’ve been brainwashed to hold out?

Sure, the herdsmen and accompanying terrorists have sadly modified the South within the final 10 years with homicide, slash and burn assaults at and even with out the slightest provocation.

Is ‘The almajiri query’ a trigger or a consequence of issues? Is it part of or separate from the herders and ISIS terrorists marketing campaign? Why is authorities silent!

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