Thats the title of Asa’s new song. Somehow it feels very apt for this Lagos environment. Hope your week has been good? Mine has been interesting to say the least. Many doors opened, and a few more are still opening.
I usually dont blog on current happenings, but yesterday there was a robbery and resulting shoot out during rush hour on admiralty road in Lekki with between 6 to 7 casualties. You have to ask about the factors that drive such incidents. I say it is poverty for the better part. Few Nigerians have taken for themselves what was meant to be for everybody. There is a saying that when the poor have nothing to eat, they will begin eating the rich. If you live in largese and those around you wallow in poverty, whats the point? Your driver, gateman etc dont earn a liveable wage and you treat them badly what gives? The embezzlers who have 1000 houses what gives? I am not even going to ask that we pray for Nigeria, Nigeria’s problem is self inflicted. Thats the plain honest and simple truth.
Its saddening to see what we continue to create. APC or PDP do not offer any tangible solutions as far as i am concerned. I believe it starts with each of us. As human beings, the basic commandment of love your neighbor is too foreign. You hear of an organisation head telling his workers he wants to be on the Forbes list by 2017. Whats wrong with that? Its the workers that will get him there, but has he for once given a hoot about what his workers aspire to? Does he care about their welfare or he merely believes that because he pays them a salary that they are not important?
Nigerians, please lets look beyond ourselves. The societal cost of selfishness is too high of a burden for us to carry. Let look within and do our part in the next person’s life. For everyone that is lifted out of poverty so to speak, the better the lives we all can live.
I will be breaking the one post rule today. Cant combine both topics i have on my mind.