Former Senator representing Kogi-West senatorial zone, Senator Dino Melaye, has blamed himself and all Nigerian leaders, both past and present, as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country.
According to him, everyone who held and is holding any political office in Nigeria, regardless of whether elective or appointed, including himself, has failed the good people of Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19.
The 46-year-old politician claimed that Nigeria sold crude oil for 64 years, but its leaders could not feed Nigerians for just two weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Dino, in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, wrote: “Everyone who held and is holding any political office in Nigeria whether elective or appointed including me have failed.
“We sold crude oil for 64 years, but we couldn’t feed our citizens for just two weeks of lockdown!! Well, the god of the poor will judge us all. It’s time to reboot.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had last month ordered a two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun States, respectively, in a move to curtail the spread of Coronavirus to other states.
The lockdown was needed following the rise in cases of patients with Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 2,802 COVID-19 cases and 93 deaths as of Monday night, according to the NCDC.
The lockdown order of the Nigerian government has since been relaxed.