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They say the virus does not exist. Why? our leaders politicize its mortality profiteers make it a minted and crispy business rumour mongers carry myths of it across the Nile and the poor are to isolate at home in the safety of hunger and taste! Too many years of a distrustful polity from our cradle as always, we heard of billions of a ransom given to the political virus ‘who’ kidnap our collective survival. We heard from Mrs. Disaster of how billions were expended on the vulnerable somewhere uncharted. We heard the golly-governor said he spent billions when he shared packs of noodles to the hungry as palliatives to survive on five months ago now. We heard the markets jammed and streaming with viral sweats of frantic buyers were once fumigated with millions of liquid cash. We heard the spike in infection cases and deaths suddenly flattened out after huge private and federal allocations in aids We heard the country and people are broke and more billions of dollars are borrowed. But where does the money go to? We heard the rumours, theories, mythos…! Majority of the poor and needy only hear but did not see; for those who have more, more are given and stolen. Those who have none, even the little they need are denied! They mutate dead cells of social conscience patting the pauper to go home and stay safe without a crumb of comfort, hope or bread. We are tired of this sham of leadership and shame of distrust! we saw food baskets kept on the threshold of the poor we saw hungry people lined up for the goodies of charity and state kitchens we saw the unemployed get insurance and compensation we saw the government expend social funds and give subventions we saw the leaders and businesses arouse social trust and hope not taxes and profits when the people are already famished we saw the hive of humanity, not the survival of the fittest we saw a build up of philanthropy not the building up of many pyramids…during a pandemic. Nevertheless, these are realities in some other climes which we are here still dreaming on!

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Date: 7/31/2020 4:24:00 PM
Corruption and poverty are deadlier than the virus.
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