Nigeria is about the only oil producing country where a Judge will shamelessly grant leave to a former public official including former governors to go abroad for medical reasons during a trial.
One would have expected the Judge to ask such officials how many medical institutions they renovated or equipped during their time in office. Alternatively, such officials should be mandated to obtain a clearance note from the president of the Nigerian Medical Association stating clearly that there are no qualified doctors and equipment in the country to treat such ailments.
This is the only way we can begin to develop the health sector in this country. How can you explain a situation where a Minister of health doesn’t visit any public hospital for his own treatment, but choose rather to go abroad. Being a people who love eye service, imagine how transformed our teaching/general hospitals will be if they know that a minister or top government official can walk in at anytime for a routine check?
But for the misfortune of leadership in this country, things would have been almost perfect. When these useless and criminal minded leaders travel abroad and see a beautiful house, they immediately steal money to replicate it here. When they see an exotic car, they do the same thing. They even extend such replication to sinful pleasures like voluptuous women and exotic drinks.
However, when it comes to development, things become extremely difficult and uneasy. They give senseless excuses while looting funds meant for the development of the country. They all have doctors and hospitals abroad where they take our money to get the best treatment available in the world.
Because they are incurably stupid and senseless, they don’t even stop to think for once about what could have happened if the leaders in the country they are running to were as useless and unproductive as they are. If those ones haven’t built and trained doctors, where would they have gone to?
Unfortunately, most of the supporters of our politicians don’t also have the capacity for deep thinking and indepth analysis. All they want is their own share of the largesse, while the country continues to rot away.
Our situation atimes appears rather hopelessly hopeless.