I’m sorry its been a while since I posted anything on this blog. I have been seriously busy. I don’t know how true that is but isn’t that what everybody says? *moving on* … Thanks for taking the time to come here and read my thoughts..its a very kind gesture and I assure you that if given a link, *in Idi Amin’s voice* I shall “retaliate”.. In case you’re interested in my previous posts, please click here..
So I’m going to try and write a little about Nigeria and Nigerians. Pls note that this might be a failed attempt at proposing a way out for Nigerians given the fact that we are all self-centered, strongly opinionated and arrogant people. I’m not talking about the Politicians alone, I’m talking about the Bellos, Abubakars, Chinedus and the Olumides on the streets as well.
I would like to start by taking you all back a bit to the evergreen song of the Chief commander Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi. In this song titled “The man, his son and their donkey”, the commander was talking about how no matter what you do and how you look at it, you can never please everyone. He tells the story of a man, his son and their donkey on the way to the market (*i think*) and how the man in an attempt to please everybody ended up getting frustrated.
Pls read the analysis above if u’v never heard the song..
Please follow me carefully as I will be editing this story and making some “ridiculous” comparisons. I will relate this story to Nigeria and Nigerians as follows: The man, is the political class whose job it is to take decisions as it affects the son (who in this analogy, represents the masses) and the donkey (who represents the resources available to the man with which he was expected to achieve a set objective which objective in this case, is getting to the market). Of course, there is also the crowd on the way to the market. I think this set of people are the sycophants and the opinionistas, the people who do not see the bigger picture but jump to conclusions about matters based on its immediate appearance.
The man, being the head of that group should be responsible for decisions taken in the course of that journey. He is also supposed to take the glory if everything turns out fine and take the blame if things turn out otherwise. On this particular journey however, this man decides to try out every piece of advice he got. At the end of the day, he was left frustrated and dejected because he couldn’t achieve his aim.