COVID-19 has exposed bankruptcy of false polity, says CTL
The attendant challenges posed by the imperative of containing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the bankruptcy of a false polity founded on promoting the narrow interest of thieving political oligarchy at the expense of overwhelming majority of the citizenry.
This was the position of Centre for Truth and Liberty (CTL) yesterday in Lagos, which noted that the tragedy of the exposé of leadership deficit in the wake of COVID-19 reality is not just about the indictment thrown at the faces of ruling elite who together with their relations and cronies have been forced to remain in the country, with no other option than to patronise the same healthcare facilities they left in utter ruins for decades.
In a statement jointly signed by Olusesan A. Samaye and Francis Abayomi, Executive Director and Director of Communications, Research & Strategy, respectively, the Centre said the ultimate challenge for Nigerians, at the end of COVID-19 episode, would be failure to unite around the clamour for new generation of leadership capable of restoring hope to citizens in despair.
They said palliatives introduced by the Federal and State Governments have proven to be grossly inadequate to assuage the angers of millions of Nigerians already sidelined in the polity.
“Palliative measures underpin the failure of a system that should be offering stimuli to teeming population of productively engaged workforce as seen in countries across the world in the wake of COVID-19 epidemic,” the statement read.
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