Oscar Wide wrote, ‘’I am not young enough to know everything.’’ I love Oscar Wilde, will surely look for books by him to broaden my mind the more. They say education is key, yet in Nigeria, I’m inclined to believe a whole bunch of us don’t even understand what key means, how then will the education matter. I am ranting or better still I should say I am overreacting.😠
I’m young enough to know some simple things like doing the right ‘freaking’ things, how hard could that be? The recent events in the country leave a very sour taste in my taste buds; I shake my head and just wonder when we will ever get it right as a nation.
Imagine a scenario where a former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina looted $1.2 billion (meant for pensioners) and paid $2 million cash for a mansion in the nation’s capital, Abuja, for which he was dismissed from office in 2013, has now been reinstated with promotion to office in another department in 2017. 😬😡
Paul Newman said, ‘’It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.’’ In my dear Naija, it’s actually pitch black; dunno what it would now turn to. Our constitution gets trampled upon by thieving politicians and corrupt beings in every facet of our dear land. Where tax-payers and every other hard-working Nigerian money are being spent by the elites and the so-called cabals to ride in exotic cars, fly in private jets, earmarking billions to themselves in the name of allowances and take-home pay for their generations yet unborn. Oh, I’m freaking pissed, those buffoons are high on cheap crap they take.
Don’t even get me started on the array of mosques and churches. Jesus Christ commanded us to love the poor, to serve the needy unconditionally, but then, do we actually follow that command? On Sunday when I went for service, the personnel unit handling car park leave little to be desired with some of the personnel engaging in favoritism, and the change is supposedly suppose to start from the church, I laugh as I try to imagine them with a personality…tale for another day if the scenario repeated itself, and I sure will call them out and tweet at the pastor. 😕
Went to the outskirts of Lagos during the week, on my way back, a signpost by the Ogun State govt on the highway clearly states no picking and dropping of passengers….Your guess is as good as mine as you try to create the image of commercial vehicles drivers (danfo in local parlance) and ‘okadas’ (motorcycles) riders doing just the opposite.
I could go on and on, but whatever kind of look this present government in power was going for, it has been missed. President Buhari who was acclaimed to be a no-nonsense disciplinarian due to his past records and not for want of trying to be the president two times before now, has succumbed to the so-called ‘demon’ that rules Aso-Rock. I didn’t vote for him, but as he was in power; I wanted him to prove me wrong for not voting for him, but alas, two years down the line after the election, I’m glad to say I didn’t waste my vote on him (even though it didn’t count in the long run).
As far as I am concerned, he and all those leading us (who we will still continue to pray for, as we are more religious than the pope and that is our ‘mumu’ bane) are not the brightest crayon in the box now, are they?
Just how hard is it to do the right thing?😥😧
Aside my frustration, a gleam of hope in the form of an innocent being who celebrated his 1st year birthday gladdens my heart, as I celebrated in the parents’ joy this past weekend, knowing this is a chance to teach these young ones the values, moral codes of life and how to do things right.