By Dan Ugwu.
There is this one PLAGUE that has stood the whole world still. Call it Corona Virus; name it Chinese virus or Nigerian Leaders’ virus. The Only one PLAGUE that has humbled World Government. The one PLAGUE that has confused world powers and shut down economy.
Only one PLAGUE and everyone is scampering for safety – schools shut down, offices shut down, streets deserted. Only one PLAGUE Mecca, the ancient religious city sent back its worshipers; Jerusalem turned back her tourists; Vatican locked out her pilgrims.
Just one PLAGUE our Churches are shut down, Mosques are closed, all Sports are postponed. Olympic is shutting down, Clubs are sealed, the entertainment industry is groaning mournfully. Just because of one PLAGUE, we don’t shake hands again; don’t hug each other again; keep a social distance.
Before the arrival of this one PLAGUE, many nations were at war. Syria and its combatants have been reducing Damascus to ruins in their air strikes, with the Kurdish forces facing Turkish onslaught strike deal with Bashir Assad, America’s major belligerent.
The revolt in Iran was raging with its innuendos in Baghdad even with Trump’s US promising to extricate the country from extended military entanglements. Turkey was still living with accusations of aiding ISIS and others in the Islamic Maghreb. But the entire turmoil quenched before this one PLAGUE with all nations scampering for their united safety and survival. It has brought that strife to a halt.
It is only in Nigeria that this one PLAGUE is not bringing consciousness to the people. Rather than suspend squabbles and face the one PLAGUE about to kill us all, energies and time are still being wasted in fighting Muhammadu Buhari and enlisting his deficiencies even in this crisis time.
Before the one PLAGUE that has humbled and quieted political vilification and vituperation across the globe, my beloved nation is still soaked in politics that has even involved the one PLAGUE, associating the pandemic with bickering, name-calling and stone-throwing that has characterized the besetting factors of the leftover of our democracy.
If this one PLAGUE does not humble and unite us in struggle, then only Nigeria maybe awaiting not just one more PLAGUE but a locust that may quarantine this nation perpetually. May God save us from this doomsday.
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