By Pamela Eboh, Awka–
The former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze has said that for Nigeria to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, the national leadership must overcome the Groupthink syndrome that is driving the national response.
He maintained that the central minds of government can not handle it all alone, saying, “By working on the problem in isolation, the FGN risk losing sight of the bigger, more pressing nation-wide issues.”
He stressed that lockdown is stoking hunger and anger, urging the Federal government to embrace outside notions that contemplate solutions outside established governance modes and codes.
According to Obaze, the Six Geopolitical zones need to coalesce in addressing economic impact, of Covid-19, which he noted could have been abated.
The retired United Nations Diplomat wondered if federal palliative funds have been properly and expeditiously disbursed by zones and states to all and sundry.
He added, “Since such funds would go essentially to food, medicine and prophylactics, the economy will continue to bubble.
“This approach would also ameliorate hunger-driven rise in banditry, rascality and civil disobedience.”
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.