Disaster response

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Covid-19: Time to Recalibrate and Synergize Response

Sooner or later parts or whole of Nigeria will be locked down again. The alternative is too scary to contemplate. Nigerians don’t mind staying home so long as they have …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | NCDC needs to square the circle and connect the dots on community transmission 

Unfolding Covid-19 community transmissions in Abuja, Lagos and Kano outlying areas, while possibly traceable to untested asymptomatic carriers; possibly have a nexus to domestic and support staff and acolytes of …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Covid-19: We must avoid possible food riots.

I’m concerned that if we don’t change our national palliatives (cash & food) distribution strategy, we will lay the foundation for possible food riots. If that happens, it will upend …

Guest Policy Topic: | Are Africans (Nigerians) immune to Coronavirus?

“It will be beyond recklessness and irresponsibility to relax the present ongoing social distancing measures in the inane belief that Nigerians have some innate or acquired resistance to COVID-19 virus…..African …

Policy Brief 73-20 | Lack of Resilience Strategy Hobbles Nigeria

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze* A well-worn cliché states that those who “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.” That has been Nigeria’s fate in battling the Covid-19 pandemic. …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: Nigeria needs to walk back her Covid-19 response strategy 

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, the vast discussion of the scope of Nigeria’s response remains largely informal. It is now time to re-evaluate and walk back our national response policy …

News track: | COVID-19: Experts urge FG to consider expatriate law on Chinese doctors

A former United Nations Diplomat, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has called on the Federal Government to establish that Nigerian doctors’ capacity and competence were inadequate before opening the country’s doors to …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | Covid-19: We must monitor the R-Value in the 36 States

It is imperative to commence mandatory testing in all 36 states simultaneously for those who are symptomatic and even asymptomatic. The reason is simple. If you contain infection rates in …

Covid-19: | Policy expert advocates compulsory test centres in all states

https://t.guardian.ng/news/covid-19-policy-expert-advocates-compulsory-test-centres-in-all-states/ A governance and policy expert, Mr Oseloka H. Obaze says all the 36 states and Abuja should be given equal capacity to manage cases of the coronavirus and also …

Policy Brief 70-20:  COVID-19: Escalate National Resiliency Now

Oseloka H. Obaze It ought not to be a hard sell to convince anyone that, try as we may and have; Nigeria is well behind the emergency response curve required …