|What am I thinking?|
Nigeria is my country, and as funny as it might sound
in this my country people put the ingredient for Beans and expect Rice. The
funny thing is, many have over the years gotten the Rice by means as complicated
as a Beans ingredient turning into a plate of Rice in a pot sounds. So it
soon became a norm until the day they had diabetes and then they blamed the
government, and of course because they are the victims, the world listens to them.
The difference between Nigeria and many developed countries is not the
expectation but the fact that the plate of Beans doesn’t turn into rice most of
the time and for this they are called Developed.
|Corruption is the Magic|
The unfortunate happenings in the country over the past
weeks or more highlights the illness that right polices would have prevented
some five to ten years ago; five to ten months ago; five to ten hours to the
events. The questions therefore are, what were the federal government, state’s
government, local government even traditional rulers making as rules that could
be so ineffective that it led to the deaths of many indigenes of Benue state
and livelihood of the Fulani’s. what sort of polices have been made in this
country that can enable a fellow human being to comfortably raise his hands to
kill another for whatever reason and also for an individual to raise his hands
to destroy another’s source of livelihood.
|RIP to those lost in Agatu|
How is it that a teenage girl can travel from one
state to another state, and no one noticed or cared to ask or even cared to
check? What are the interstate polices being made to curb crimes across
borders? Do states know their borders? Ese’s chronicle actually shows why
Nigeria isn’t yet great, and that is until I have the means my case means nothing
to the police. If not for non-profit organisations like the “Brekete Family in Love FM 104.5” there
are some things the police might never look into, some things you and I might
never hear they would have been swept under the carpet as quickly as it surfaces.
|Ese's Chronicle |
I have seen convoys of whom I believe to be the first
class citizens of Nigeria, I thought this men/women were been driven by mad
men. How else can you explain the fact of the numerous hit and runs, the
hitting of cars along their paths with materials they possess in their hands,
the sirens when alone, in a traffic!! And finally the speed? Apparently driving
the car with all its glory is more important than doing a job of getting a
person from point A to B safely. James Ocholi (SAN) and part of his family were
a victim of this unfortunate abnormality and Nigeria is still in mourning, I am
still in mourning, because as I hear he was a man of many families. Let’s consider
installing a speed limit detector in cars especially those driven by the
officials. If possible, install cameras in these cars to enable proper
examination and optimisation of this officers to avoid future occurrences.
|RIP James Ocholi (SAN)|
Also what audacity does a member of a security agency
has that he would open fire on a civilian bus in the hopes of maintaining law
and order in Lagos State? Or rather what level of illiteracy is permitted in
the Nigerian force these days? If he is the only illiterate one, then who put a
gun in his hands? But there is hope for Nigeria, since a question is still the
most powerful thing in this world, as every major breakthrough from the light
bulb to the Email all began with a question. There is hope.
|There is Hope|
Am a bystander, these are my thoughts and you can see,
it is more questions than answers.