Coronavirus: Buhari’s Silence And The Calmness Of Boko Haram

Coronavirus: Buhari’s Silence And The Calmness Of Boko Haram [MUST READ]

By Opinions | The Trent on March 23, 2020
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari attends the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa on January 29, 2016. | AFP/Tony Karumba/Getty Images

After the hectic day, somberly, I sat down in my room soliloquizing on the pandemic virus touring round the world. Could this be the sign that the world is gradually moving to the end or what is really happening? I asked myself! this has even gone beyond the gradual process, if the world is moving to the end through this virus, it is moving with high acceleration. From China to the rest of the world.

Countries are closing borders to halt movements. Economy at the lowest ebb. Sports, mosques, churches, market places, social gatherings, schools, and colleges locked down. Who said this is not the sign to the end of the world? I asked myself again with a deep breath.

I was actually brainstorming if, for example, this leads to the judgment day, what could be regarded as the savings that would grant me salvation hereafter. Trying to recall my flaws and comparing them to my good deeds. To be candid, I am a sinner like another person but I will make heaven. A few seconds later, something whispered to my ears and said: “Busy Brain, stop that gothic thought. You have a long way to go and many dreams to fulfill. Don’t let the world end now. Coronavirus has come and it would go by God’s grace.” It was a good spirit in me that gave me the courage and cleared my horrible thoughts. Swiftly, everything fled.

For the fact that am lonely, I couldn’t just let go of some things. I was actually picking them one after the other. I was wondering why the whole China who has grown old with grey hair in technologies could not find a substantial solution to the virus and US, the custodian of nuclear weapons like a missile, the drone could not deploy any to defeat coronavirus. Italy, France, Spain’s death toll on the rise. The pellucid solution is mere guesswork of chloroquine, paracetamol, Vitamin C…etc. At this point, I realized I needed water to step down. What a pity. I shook my head.

I was not only sad but felt embarrassed that Nigerians could politicize a virus that doesn’t recognize any political party. The cross carpeting and 2023 madness still remain a priority at this dire period. What a shame! Politicians are toying with a pandemic virus that has helped to kill Boko Haram. Since its outbreak, Boko Haram has remained calm and I think their backbones have stopped visiting them for the sake of coronavirus. I doubt if the sponsors of Boko Haram members are Nigerians. Who knows? Irrespective of the Country or Region the sponsors might have come from, they will never know peace. I prayed.

At that moment, I was in a maelstrom on why Buhari’s silence should be a headache. Many people calling for Buhari’s head because he has not addressed the country since the outbreak is of no value. Buhari is not a medical expert. He cannot write his address himself. His speech would be prepared and that cannot change coronavirus carriers’ status to negative. What Nigerians need as information should come from the Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control and these bodies saddled with that responsibility have been doing absolutely well in sensitization, precaution measures and media orientation across the country. Whether Buhari addresses the country or not, the great task ahead goes beyond the blame game.

Before I rounded up my lonesome adventure, Corona Virus is a clarion call on us and our prayer warriors. The likes of Reverend Father Mbaka should not only predict the winner of the governorship election but to take active part on the battlefield to combat Covid-19 in 2020. Our Imams are not left out. God Has shown his superiority to the world through Corona Virus. We have to pray to God to bestow His mercy upon. May God save us. The world is unrest. Sobs.

Busy Brain is a pen name for an opinion writer, journalist and poet.. He graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, the fastest-growing polytechnic in Nigeria. He writes from Ilorin, Kwara State.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.


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