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and that brings me to the point.

there is talk of the possibility of another COVID-19 LOCKDOWN in NIGERIA this year 2021.

the FIRST COVID-19 LOCK-DOWN in LAGOS, ABUJA? and OGUN STATE was for 3 MONTHS from
MID-NIGHT? of MARCH 31, 2020 i.e APRIL 1?, 2020
through all of MAY 2020
to the end of JUNE 2020 or so.
and as time evolved, virtually all? other states did their own LOCK-DOWNS.

there’s a lot related to what Nigerians suffered and experienced during LOCKDOWN MONTHS.

however, let me remain focused and stick to the central string of my argument / averment.

and what it is is this :

MEDICAL EXPERTS ADVISED EVERY-ONE, AMIDST OTHER COUNSEL, TO PRACTICE AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL-DISTANCING.

SOME OTHER FOLKS WENT FURTHER AND SAID IT IS ACTUALLY PHYSICAL-DISTANCING THAT SHOULD BE DONE BY EVERYONE.

and i remember round-about that time while i was in
AMUWO-ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA of LAGOS STATE,
YORUBA-LAND, NIGERIA
writing and posting on some of the internet pages of folks like

ROMAN GODDESS

RIHANNA

ETC ?

that
there are many yards in Nigeria where there are more than 20 – 50 people living in the same yard
e.g in ONITSHA?, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA  

DMGS RoundAbout and Zik's Statue - Ime Obi Onitsha

and that
it would be difficult for folks who lived in this sort of housing to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING or PHYSICAL DISTANCING in their home / housing environments as the spacing and styling and reality of these housings is such that the folks there are basically sort of stacked one on top of the other in a crammed environment.

now, if succeeding Administrations
.. both the FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS .. and the STATE governments  across NIGERIA ..
had copied the example set in 1977 by the General Obasanjo administration
regarding housing for the people,
would the housing problem be so bad today in NIGERIA 2021 ?

and wouldn’t it have been easier for
a larger number of people across NIGERIA to practice
SOCIAL DISTANCING and PHYSICAL DISTANCING
right from and in the residential housings where they live ?

and by the way, is it too late? or is it impossible? for the
current civilian democratic
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRTATION
to embark on a
PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME geared towards provide DECENT HOUSING

in ALL THE 36 STATES OF NIGERIA
and THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA

especially in view of the reality that
from what biological sciences experts and medical experts are saying
this COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS thing is likely to be around for

a long, long time

and
until the world comes up with a VACCINE that actually cures it and stops it’s transmission

DECENT HOUSING,
CLEAN ENVIRONMENTS AND
THE IMPLIED INCREASED ABILITY TO
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTS OF THE NIGERIA CITIZENRY

are most likely going to be
VERY CRITICAL FACTORS
in combating
that KILLER COVID-19 DISEASE that came from WUHAN, CHINA, ASIA.

say for example,
300,000 HOUSING UNITS IN EACH STATE and THE F.C.T, ABUJA
with a REALISTIC PROVISION of say, for example,

100,000 HOUSING UNITS for the
POVERTY CLASS / POOR PEOPLE / STRUGGLING CLASS / SUFFERING CLASS / LOW INCOME GROUP / LOW NET-WORTH GROUP sometimes euphemistically called WORKING CLASS

100,000 housing UNITS for the
MIDDLE CLASS / MIDDLE INCOME CLASS / MIDDLE NET-WORTH CLASS

100,000 HOUSING UNITS for the
UPPER CLASS / HIGHER INCOME CLASS / HIGH NET-WORTH CLASS

By sam

Samuel Ojekwe is essentially just your basic everyday fellow that you see in your neighbourhood while you go about doing your stuff and who, like you, wishes and hopes that the world becomes a better place for all of us.

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