Day 65! ………………How Did We Get Here? (7)


Just yesterday another country, a developing country for that matter, fired their top military personnel for allowing the towns they were supposed to protect to be overrun and taken over by rebels. We haven’t heard that any top military officer in Nigeria, especially the ones in those towns where Boko Haram reigns supreme, have been admonished, not to talk of being fired. Instead the Nigerian government seems to exonerate the military’s indolence or refusal in doing their duty. One would say, like military, like government… birds of the same feather…both afraid to stick out their necks to do what they are paid to do.

Woe betides any Nigerian who waits to be bailed out by the Nigerian Embassy abroad, if that person finds himself/herself in any kind of trouble. The first thing the Embassy will do is to deny the person, and without much qualm, the Embassy will help the foreign country to fish out and deport the person, as simple as that. I sometimes wonder whether protecting the interest of their citizens abroad is not part of their agenda.

But this is Nigeria for you, everyone looking out for themselves, everyone in the struggle for survival, everyone stepping on top of the other person, like the crabs do. It is the survival of the fittest.
(To be continued)

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