My reaction to Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s misery has nothing to do with either being susceptible to epicaricacy or thriving in schadenfreude .
The honest and irrefutable fact is which , what happened to Senator Ekweremadu is a good mirror of failure in the leadership of Nigeria including the failed president, Mohamdu Buhari who has spent 70% of the time he is president traveling abroad for medical treatment. How about poor Nigerian citizens who do not have the same status or resources to travel abroad for medical treatment. This write up is not about partisan, but about a failed system past and present.
Even in states where the governors are medical doctors, they put their friends and families to make the money while living the health care system to wroth . As a private citizen, I built a hospital which i have used my personal money to manage, pay salaries and provide medical services to indigent community.
I am based in the USA, but I thought it necessary and expedient to invest in supporting our local community.
Unfortunately the government is not interested in helping citizens, they are only concerned about making money for themselves.
I thought they learnt some lessons during the COVID 19 lockdown , but unfortunately nothing was learnt.
failure to invest in infrastructure and to positively improve our institutional structure is consequential to the misery of Ekweremadu and his family, one of the several negative consequences includes impact on both individuals and society as a whole. This type of situation is a lesson for failure .
The current president and members of his cabinet all have their families travel abroad for medical treatment, their children go to school abroad, while our national infrastructures are in states of emergency, what a sad end for a failed nation.
Ike Ekweremadu’s trivial is awaiting every politician who thinks that every thing is about money and power.
They can run , but mind you they can’t hide. traveling for medical treatment for you and your family is not the end.
Medical treatment abroad and abandoning our country’s facilities is a debt that every politician must pay some day.
They may travel abroad to receive medical treatment in foreign countries, their children go to school abroad , all our stolen monies stashed outside the country thereby depriving the country from this funds.
there will be a day when that money will not save you from the retribution.
Nigerian government has failed to invest in infrastructures, roads, bridges, buildings, and other critical facilities .
Nigeria has suffered serious economic decline , Poor infrastructure and inadequate infrastructure due to pilfering corruption and wastage, but the politicians care less because they live and enjoy the infrastructures in the countries they hide their stolen wealth.
Nigerians have been pauperized by lack of investments and syphoning of the national resource.
Inadequate healthcare have a direct impact on the quality of life for the citizens .
Failing to invest in institutions such as education, healthcare, and social services has lead to inequalities in access to basic needs and opportunities, further exacerbating social disparities.
Overall, the failure to invest in infrastructure and institutions have far-reaching and long-term negative consequences, affecting not just the present but also future generations.
Chris Okobah PhD

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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