One of the most outspoken of politicians in Nigeria says he and his friends dealt a bad hand to their country.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, former Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Dino Melaye stopped short of giving the people an unreserved apology for their inability to rule.
Melaye, who has been in and around the political circles of Nigeria, has served as a member of the House of Representatives, as a senator and aspirant to governorship since the return of his nation to democratic governance in 1999.
Melaye shared in a tweet that the government’s inability to hold Nigerians at home and give them palliatives as the latest coronavirus ravages the country, is an indictment of the leadership and political class he is part of.
“Everyone who holds and holds any Nigerian political office whether elective or appointed, including me, has failed,” he said.
“We sold crude oil for 64 years, but for just two weeks of lockdown we were unable to feed our people. bad God must judge us all. It’s about time to rebuild.
President Buhari relaxed the limitations on coronavirus imposed by a national broadcast on April 27, 2020 in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, as the economy tanked and millions protested about hunger.A few states across Nigeria have also lightened controls, thus enforcing overnight curfews in a bid to curtail the virus’ spread.