Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has condemned present and past political office holders for failing Nigerians.
The former lawmaker expressed his sadness on his Twitter page, on Tuesday.
He said it was shameful for the Nigerian government to be incapable of feeding citizens when they are in dire need of basic necessities.
According to Melaye, the present and past governments had made gains from crude oil for the past 64 years and that feeding its people is the least expected following the lockdown to check the spread of Corona Virus.
Melaye tweeted in the capital letters to express his anger and dismay.
He said, the God of the poor would judge the leaders, adding that it is time for the government to wake up.
“EVERYONE WHO HELD AND IS HOLDING ANY POLITICAL OFFICE IN NIGERIA WHETHER ELECTIVE OR APPOINTED INCLUDING ME HAVE FAIL.
“WE SOLD CRUDE OIL FOR 64 YEARS BUT WE COULDN’T FEED OUR CITIZENS FOR JUST 2 WEEKS OF LOCKDOWN!! WELL, THE GOD OF THE POOR WILL JUDGE US ALL. ITS TIME TO REBOOT.” he tweeted.
CANDIIDONLINE recalls that until May 4, the federal government had imposed a lockdown on Lagos, Ogun state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja amid a spike of Covid-19 pandemic.
The federal government had during the lockdown rolled out several packages as palliatives to meet the people’s needs since they were not allowed to access their places of work.
Many Nigerians have however complained about the failure of the palliatives packages to reach those who needed it most.
They subsequently decried the lockdown, pressing for it to be lifted since the government seemed incapable of feeding the people.
During the lockdown, many good Nigerians, charity organisations and missionary bodies also took to the streets to complement the federal government’s effort in feeding the people.
In several parts of the country, the lockdown bred hunger which metamorphosed into insecurity before necessary security measures were put in place to check the situation.
Also, many celebrities also utilised their social media accounts in doing giveaway during which millions of fans and followers are credited with at least N5000 either for dropping account numbers or winning challenges.