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Covid-19, a blessing in disguise?

Covid-19, a blessing in disguise? The effects of coronavirus disease. Economical, psychological, political effects of covid-19.

COVID-19, A blessing in disguise (covid-19 pandemic)

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Prior to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease in almost all the countries of the world in which led to pandemic ,things were running quite well in some sectors of some countries in the world while it wasn't the same as latter, Nigeria included. The Nigeria government still didn't fulfil the promises they made to improve the country as a developing country and to serve the interests of the citizens as large and this has become no more surprise as the people has lost their faith in the government, corruption didn't leave its mark on the country as well as the country gets ridden by poverty as the day passes by. There were poor health system, poor modern education, low job opportunities, poor construction of roads, unreliable electricity, several months of unpaid salaries etc. in the country

Few months later, as a result of the rapid outbreak of (covid-19) corona virus which led to the lockdown of the country, businesses were shutdown, transportation were banned and movement were restricted. This unveiled the incapabilities of the Nigerian government to the world


Recently, as a result of the outbreak of this deadly pneumatic type of disease, many questions have been raised by different people as to its unexpected outbreak. Questions like these are often asked— where was the diseases first discovered? Was China truly behind it in order to gain economic control of the world? Has any cure been discovered? What about the vaccine, was the test successful? . And coupled with the fact that almost countries in the world has declared a total lockdown in the own state to protect the lives of their

citizens and prevent continuous spread of the deadly virus and in this role, Nigeria is not totally excluded.


Africa, being the poorest continent in the world, lacking most things and lagging behind in the technological advanced world has being gravely affected by the gross outbreak of the deadly virus. However the purpose of this article is to limited to its effect in Nigeria

So below, we've accumulated some effects of the virus on the economical and political effect on the country

First, As a result of poor public health system, poor child health care,patients of covid-19 could hardly be treated as there were not enough hospitals to occupy them, and even the ones available, there were few or no equipment to treat them. This led to various criticisms of the Nigeria government. Prior to the event, affected Nigerian government would have travelled abroad to treat themselves but as a result of worldwide lockdown and travel ban, this was not allowed. Thus, it made them have a taste of the poor public health system they provided as there was no better equipment to curb the disease by the disease control agency

Secondly, a question comes to every Nigerians minds. What were the government doing with revenue gotten from the crude oil?

We can all agree that was a High dependency on crude oil as the major income for the country! Due to non-usage of petroleum as a result of transportation and travel ban, the purchase of crude oil in all the area of the world was highly affected, Nigeria included. This grossly affected the economy poorly and during the period, the rise of inflation was announced, none like has ever seen for the past four years. As a result of not venturing into other businesses like the transportation of cash crops and food crops but by depending largely on the crude oil business, the effect could be traced on the. Nigeria poor economy. 

Thirdly, the issue of incapabilities! The non provision of required amenities among the citizens . From the above, the points cited could be seen as a blessing in disguise as a result of serving as an eye opener about the defects of the incapabilities of the Nigeria government and the necessary steps to take in order to tackle it and purposely bring things into order but on the other hand, its disadvantages could not be far fetched in the country.

A high rate of hunger and poverty among the citizens, poor disease control( coronavirus disease), poor health care, rising confirmed deaths,poor child care, the sacking of some employed workers due to unavailable funds by companies, non movement of human, good except foodstuffs, tension among the citizens, deaths among the affected patients, rise of inflation due to unavailability of goods, economy drain, high level of insecurity in the country due to continuous theft, its psychological/ mental health effect on young and adult, shut down of businesses and schools etc. as these were all felt in all areas of the country.

In conclusion, it can be agreed that the outbreak of covid-19 was a blessing in disguise as it revealed the defects in all the areas of the world and the step to be taken to prepare for unforeseen circumstances like such. Also, it's disadvantages could not be overseen as it effects is still glaring in the political, economical communities of the world.

Stay safe! Wash your hands, cover your nose with face mask and maintain social distancing. Have a stable mental health, don't allow yourself to be depressed!

Author: Adedeji Raphael



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Covid-19, a blessing in disguise? The effects of coronavirus disease. Economical, psychological, political effects of covid-19.
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