Soludo advises Nigeria to learn from Biafra experience to fight coronavirus

Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has advised the federal government to take lessons from how Biafrans became creative under a total blockade during the Nigeria civil war lasted for thirty months in order to effectively confront the Coronavirus pandemic.

Soludo gave the advice while speaking at a Zoom conference organised by Transform Nigeria Citizens Initiative (TNCI) and the Concerned Nigerians Forum (CNF) with over 100 participants from around the world in attendance.

Soludo said, “During civil war, Biafrans built their own refinery and refined their oil, they were able to pump their own oil, they were able to manufacture their motor equipment and war machinery, they were able to process those things within the short period and under a total blockade.

“Things came up in a matter of months, with people under a blockade, no food, no water, no medicine, but out of local ingenuity they were able to regenerate and run their place for 30 months.”

At the virtual conference promoted by Elombah Communications and Njenje Media under the Governance Index platform, the former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank also stated:
“We need to take off the glasses and put our destiny in our hands as a nation, how many days will it take, how many months will it take?

“When I was in office that was what actually drove me, I never accepted timelines – day one this will take three months except something like pregnancy that is biological – but for you tell me a building we take three years, I will ask why not six months? – Elombahnews

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