Former secretary to the Imo State Government Hon. Uche Onyeagucha has attributes the rapid spread and astronomical rise of Covid-19 cases in the State to governmental insensitivity and co,placent attitude and leadership failure of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Onyeagucha stated this in a release he issued through his media aide Prince MacDonald Enwere on Thursday and availed, Daily Nigerian Horn
The release further reads:
“The increase in the recorded cases of the virus in the state has indeed become frightening.
“There is no doubt that the unabated spread of the virus has brought into focus the gaping puncture in the Government strategy for the fight against the spread of the pandemic. This is indeed a testamentary evidence and a clear pointer to the lack of preparedness and failure of the present government in protecting Imolites from the viral pandemic
“At the midst of this ravaging scourge, every responsive government in the world is on its heel in formulating a streamlined policy direction and integrated action plan for the containment of the Covid19 pandemic, but unfortunately, the present administration in the state has remained in the threshold of perplexity, mushrooming and wallowing in a moonlight tale without any concerted effort or intensified action of curbing and preventing the spread of the virus which is increasing in astronomical progression in the state.
“It is only an irresponsive government with a predisposition to nonchalance and complacency could fold its hands watching its citizens dying as a result of the novel zoonotic Coronavirus.
“Despite the available stimulus support package for the fight against the deadly virus, Imo State is still recording new cases on daily basis. This is very worrisome.
“However, we are calling on the present government to endeavor to put strong measures in place to contain the rapid spread of the virus in the state. Also, the Government should open more testing centres in the State and encourage the people to go for test, if Government is really sincere on the fight against Covid19 in the State.