There is a lot of fear mongering going on about a particular issue and many are blindly giving into what is being recommended by 'experts' as the best solution to that problem.
I want to lend my voice here.. and while what I am about to say can apply to a global audience, I would love to focus my submissions particularly to Nigerians living in Nigeria
With all due respect I can say without mincing words that most of the news you are hearing surrounding this issue is fear- inducing propaganda.
I was recently sent a message on What's app talking about how K0-vik is killing people all over Lagos. One begins to wonder if it is the same Lagos that I am living in that they are talking about.
Since time immemorial there has always been something to kill a man. More people die from other phenomenon than K0-vik...I don't see the Nigerian government going all out in campaigns to address those issues.
For example, according to their own statistics, The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recorded 5,320 road crashes (Road Traffic Crashes) and 2,471 deaths in the first half of 2021 nationwide .
15,882 people sustained various injuries.
To make this crystal clear, this data is from January to June, 2021. What has happened from July to September isn't included: neither is any data from unreported cases that the FRSC is unaware of
Yet K0-vik, as at today, according to recorded data has killed 2664 people since 2020 (according to them... and you and I both know that a lot is done to hype this data to suit the narrative)
Compare the two figures and ask yourself this..
Why is our government not pumping all this money, time and energy into repairing our degenerated roads and pushing out campaigns for road safety?
Why have I not seen urgent messages of the scourge of road accidents with the insistence to be shared?
And this is just one of the many issues killing Nigerians. I don't want to bother with death statistics from malaria, banditry, typhoid, infant mortality, or pregnancy/delivery rated mortality amongst others.
I am not saying there is no K0-vik. But I am no fool either. The fervent dedication invested into pushing certain narratives in order to spread terror, paving the way for the implementation of questionable measures, raises cause for suspicion that there may be another angle to this whole thing we are not seeing.
Apart from the fact that history has proven the folly of trusting blindly in big government, from my experience if it looks like a fish, swims like a fish and smells like a fish, it is almost always a fish.
My advice? Be cautious and health conscious but put your absolute trust in God and don't be cajoled into making uninformed decisions about anything you don't have convictions about, as a knee jerk response to fear mongers.
Lastly, remember all man go die las las. This is an inescapable reality. The most important this we all need to do now is to ensure we spend more time preparing to exit this earth properly rather than being consumed with fearfully clinging onto our lives, using any means suggested to us.
Faith is a defence and we empower whatever we fear
I end this by saying that the God who protected Israel while Egypt was being ravaged by plagues still lives. We would do well to pitch our tents solidly with Him. Psalm 91, isn't just a Bible passage... It is a reality that can be activated. There is security for God's children and I am living proof that Jesus heals and preserves.
The storms raging around us is God's way of calling us back to the place of safety. It is better to run into the place of refuge and take shelter rather that analysing the storms and figuring out which umbrella is the best to use.
Not every storm can be averted by an umbrella but there is a stronghold no storm can penetrate.
May God bless us all and keep us safe even as we trust him implicitly.
~Nwokike Chukwuemeka C.