By Sunday James
At the moment, the effect of Covid-19 is taking a toll on humananity, finances and the economy. This calls for attention.
We must begin to ask ourselves, to what extent can the crisis affect our sustainability?
The world is faced with the pandemic shutting down all activities be it social, economic or religious. Ultimately, this is gradually changing the way we do things.
Leaders of nations are thinking of how to further curb the spread of the disease by limiting entrance into territories of countries.
Curbing fresh cases of covid-19 infections as being recorded. But what happens to sustainable development regarding the economy?
Growth and losses that is being incurred. Cushioning, the effect of Covid-19 now and thereafter are issues that should take the center stage if we must progress.
Why are nations closing their boundaries? Why are laws on restrictions of movement becoming a norm? Why are the transport systems especially air transport is grounded?
Certainly, the aviation sector needs more funds to bounce back to operation after the exit of the pandemic Covid-19.
Sustainability theory, I think should redirect our minds to governance with focus on how to sustain the nation through the financial sector injecting workable short and long term strategies that will revive and resuscitate the recessed economy.
This can be done through low interest rate loans and grants to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Entrepreneurs and other companies that are into production of consumables, accessories, electrical and other equipments to keep the economy working soonest.
China and other nations are not waiting for the pandemic to be over before planning side by side how the next stage of their economy will look like.
Thus, other nations should not do otherwise. In Nigeria, we have the expertise and what it takes.
The resources and enabling environment are what we need to allow the will power to drive our leaders to take the right decision at the right time.
Sunday James, is a public relation practitioner based in Abuja.
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