You can sue your State Governor for murder at this time when the world is battling for survival and gasping for breath under the firm grip of Coronavirus pandemic. The story of the developed countries believed to be able to combat intense pandemic is exactly as that of the saying “how are the mighty falling?”
The record of the Coronavirus around the world is far from saying human beings alive at this moment should not panic but should also know that their lives are in their hands. With close to two million people infected with Coronavirus and several thousand dead, utmost attention should be paid to this monster called Coronavirus.
Nigeria is an important country in the continent of Africa and not to be pushed too far behind on a global scale. It is a nation filled with intellects and professionals making waves in their chosen career.
Though we have a reasonable number of uneducated individuals amongst us, especially in the Northern part of the country, we are a people who know how to fight for our rights.
We do not just take orders or subscribe to a thing because it has been announced, ordered or advertised. We take our time to feed our curiosity about none explicit topics and issues, and we respectably challenge authorities when we need to do so. These qualities sometimes have caused us a lot of troubles, especially when exhibited on some selfish interests with some traces of political ambitions.
No matter the consequences of wrongly using these vibrant traits, they have some benefits when used for a decent and positive course.
If there would be any time for us to exhibit these characters, now it is. If we can ask for our rights and challenge authorities now is that time.
Amid Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, some states issued a lockdown order, while also preaching social distancing. These were recommended by medical practitioners and reputable organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO) as precautionary measures against the spread of this deadly virus.
The Federal and State governments agreed that the spread could not be risked, considering the fatality record around the world. Residents were forced to stay in their homes, offices and businesses were kept with no option than to close up.
Worship centres closed down, while those who can afford it started casual services. Hunger began to knock on the doors of Nigerians, but for the help of some well-meaning Nigerians and some crumbs coming from governments.
State Governors and Coronavirus Order
Now that Christians around the world are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a period called Easter, some state Governors gave a counter directive, relaxing the lockdown order earlier issued. States like Ondo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Akwa- Ibom.
According to these Governors, this is to allow Christians to attend church services, in commemoration of this year’s Easter celebration.
For Christians, Easter celebration is key, considering the sacrifice Jesus was recorded to have made for the redemption of humanity. There has been a long-existing argument on the importance of the death of Jesus over His birth.
The back and forth has been such an engaging one, with arguments that if Jesus had refused to die after been born, there wouldn’t be any hope of eternity for man and all humankind would have been doomed forever.
Arguments from the other side of the divide also insist that there would not be any chance for Jesus to die if he had not chosen to come to the world to be born of flesh and blood. Therefore, those standing on this side are of the opinion, said the most important event to celebrate as Christians is the birth of Jesus.
The side you are on between these does not matter at this point, but the lives of those who which to go physically to church to commemorate this year’s Easter amidst the Coronavirus pandemic rocking the world.
With the spike in the Coronavirus spread recorded in Nigeria on a daily basis, the weak capacity of our health care services and facilities, the global mortality rate and the way world giants are struggling with this pandemic, the residents of the states whose Governors have decided to relax the lockdown order should not think twice before they sue their state Governors for attempted murder.
They should sit back and think about the fact that this is not the time to merry, but be wise. The residents of those state should remember that their lives are theirs, and if they die, it is the business of their immediate family members. They should ask of how many of their state Governors’ family members would go to church in the name of Easter. Even if they go, the persons who will be allowed into the same auditorium would be thoroughly checked.
Those who reside in the states where they have been permitted to go for church services for the Easter celebration should be aware that they will not have access to the same quality of health care services with their state Governors if they contract the virus.
It would be wise to flashback and count the numbers of Easter they have witnessed and decided if they want the 2020 Easter celebration to be the last for them. WHO, the Federal Government and other medical organisations have berated the State Governors relaxing the lockdown order in their states, but that is not enough.
It is left to those who think the buildings in which religious services are held are more important than the connection between them and their God. Even God admonishes that we should be wise, but just like we know admonitions are not direct orders or instructions, they advise which can be taken or not.
This article is not an order, but an eye-opener for you to measure how much premium your State Governor places on your life. If you think anybody plans to kill you, why not report them to the police and engage the services of an intelligent lawyer for a case of attempted murder.
Stay at home, Stay Safe.