- Dino Melaye has expressed his disappointment over the inability of the government to feed poor Nigerians for two weeks of lockdown
- The former lawmaker lamented that people who have held political offices, including him, have failed the Nigerian populace
- Melaye wondered why the country could not afford to feed the vulnerable despite selling "crude oil for 64 years"
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Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has raised concern over acute leadership failure in the country, saying those who have held political offices "including me" have failed Nigerians.
The former lawmaker made his displeasure known in a tweet on Tuesday, May 5, amid the ongoing partial lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Melaye, an outspoken senator at the 8th Senate widely known for his extravagant lifestyle, wondered why the country could not afford to feed the country for two weeks of lockdown despite selling crude oil for 64 years.
"Everyone who held and is holding any political office in Nigeria whether elective or appointed including me have failed," the former lawmaker lamented.
"We sold crude oil for 64 years but we couldn't feed our citizens for just 2 weeks of lockdown! Well, the god of the poor will judge us all. Its time to reboot," he tweeted.
Legit.ng recalls that until May 4, the federal government had imposed a lockdown on Lagos which is the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria, Ogun state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja amid a spike of Covid-19 pandemic.
Before relaxing the lockdown, vulnerable Nigerians were plunged into financial difficulties as economic activities were put on partial hold.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Dino Melaye expressed serious concern over the damaging effect the current increasing spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country could have on the northern part of Nigeria.
The former senator representing Kogi West in the erstwhile 8th Senate under Bukola Saraki said he worried that the situation might get out of hand in the core north.
The ex-senator warned them not to politicise the fight against the pandemic because COVID 19 is real and it is not a respecter of anybody.
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