Coronavirus is blessing in disguise, says Okogie

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Former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, on Saturday described the Coronavirus crisis as a blessing in disguise for Nigeria.

The COVID-19 outbreak, according to him, has underlined the need for the quality of leadership in the country to improve.

“Thanks to our country’s constitution dubbed federal, government in Nigeria is embarrassingly big, sinfully expensive, prone to corruption, and scandalously inefficient,” he said in a statement in Lagos.

“Nigeria cannot adequately invest in the sectors of health and education because, among other reasons, the constitution of Nigeria has established offices that will require an endless flow of petrol-dollars to maintain.

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“By the time low-grade leadership combines with big government and the seemingly irresistible tendency to steal and or waste Nigeria’s money, you find a country whose hospitals are reduced to mere…

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