Atiku: What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus.
The former Vice President of Nigeria – Atiku Abubakar has expressed his thought through his medium page on what Africa can do to mitigate the effects of COVID19.
This crisis should force a commonality of purpose in Africa. And more so in Nigeria. This is beyond politics. Beyond religion. Beyond region. And beyond ethnicity. As crisis go, this one can be described as existential.
This is the time for every money made in Africa to stay in Africa. We have hospitals to build. We have economies to reboot. We have citizens to care for and return to work.
We certainly should not be sending money out of Africa and into Asia and the West. Not now and not for the foreseeable future.
Other African nations must likewise re-budget and reassign and reduce expenditure. We can not spend on luxuries when our necessities have exploded.
Image: Atiku Medium Page