The immediate past secretary to the state government Uche Onyeagucha has attributed the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Imo to what he termed, lack of leadership by the state number one citizen.
This is even as he urged the governor to take proactive measures to halt the spread of the disease in Imo while others have taken measures to contain it.
In a press release signed by Onyeagucha’s media Aide, Macdonald Enwere, and made available to weekend Lead, Onyeagucha called on the Governor to be responsive to Government issues.
Hon. Uche Onyeagucha has attributed the rapid spread and astronomical rise of Covid19 cases in the State to government insensitivity and complacent attitude and leadership failure of the State Governor.
The increase in the recorded cases of the virus in the state has indeed become frightening.
There is no doubt that the unabated spread of the virus has brought into focus the gaping puncture in the Government strategy for the fight against the spread of the pandemic. This is indeed a piece of testamentary evidence and a clear pointer to the lack of preparedness and failure of the present government in protecting Imolites from the viral pandemic
At the midst of this ravaging scourge, every responsive government in the world is on its heel in formulating a streamlined policy direction and integrated action plan for the containment of the Covid19 pandemic, but unfortunately, the present administration in the state has remained in the threshold of perplexity, mushrooming and wallowing in a moonlight tale without any concerted effort or intensified action of curbing and preventing the spread of the virus which is increasing in astronomical progression in the state.
It is only an irresponsive government with a predisposition to nonchalance and complacency could fold its hands watching its citizens dying as a result of the novel zoonotic Coronavirus.
Despite the available stimulus support package for the fight against the deadly virus, Imo State is still recording new cases on a daily basis. This is very worrisome.
However, we are calling on the present government to endeavor to put strong measures in place to contain the rapid spread of the virus in the state. Also, the Government should open more testing centers in the State and encourage the people to go for tests, if the Government is really sincere in the fight against Covid19 in the State.