Coronavirus Lockdown: Nigeria’s Private School Teachers Need Palliatives Urgently!

Private school teachers in Lagos State, Nigeria have been off work since March this year.

This was the month the state government proactively closed down schools to control the spread of coronavirus.

As a result of the timely closure, we didn’t hear horror stories of students coming home from school with the dreaded virus.

But the State Government should also have made sure that owners and teachers of private schools have palliatives.

Government-owned school teachers have been paid salaries every month. But private school teachers have been left at home with no payment. Normally, they depend on school fees.

Even when private school teachers attempted to start third term through innovative online teaching, the Lagos State Government barred them from doing so.

They said allowing private schools to go ahead with third term while Government-owned schools remain closed wouldn’t be fair.

Observers suspect another reason for this was that the Government had no plans to set up online schooling for government-owned schools.

The bottom-line of what we are saying is that government should provide palliatives for private school teachers and owners so they can take care of their families. This should last until schools reopen.


New Zealand’s Coronavirus Outbreak Ends As Last Patient Leaves Hospital

The coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand has come to an end. This comes as the country sent home its last hospitalized patient home to recover.

For days, there have been no new infections in the country. This is different from times past when records of rising deaths and infections were rife.

I think countries should try to learn some tips from New Zealand. And we pray New Zealand continues this way and it’s good results spread round the world to defeat the common covidian enemy of mankind.

More on New Zealand’s achievement


Complaints Despite The Cheap Cost Of Madagascar’s Covid-19 Solution

There are complaints in Nigeria about the cost of Madagascar’s Covid-19 cure Covid Organics. Some have characterised the $170,000 cost as an expensive demand from Madagascar.

This is even when Nigeria spends much more in aid to other African countries.

Some people are looking for any and every reason not to give Nigerians the curative herbal tea called Covid Organics or CVO.

They also said it will not be cost effective to import the drug. What happened to removing or reducing import tariffs for the drug?

The Federal Government should reduce import tariffs for Covid Organics herbal tea, so Nigerian businessmen can import it the same way they import other herbal teas.


Sierra Leone Appoints Nigerian To Head Covid-19 Taskforce

The Sierra Leonan Government has appointed Dr Olaoluwa Adejayan as the head of its Covid-19 Taskforce.

In tandem with the appointment, his salary has been increased to $20,000 monthly.

Congrats, Sir. Do your country proud.



Health Politics

Nigeria’s Minister Of Health Bans Questions On Chinese Doctors

Online tongues are wagging after Nigeria’s minister of Health asks not to be asked questions about some Chinese doctors that came into the country some weeks ago.

Details here