Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is I.
I don't think you'd be interested in the reason or reasons I've been MIA so I'd skip that and keep it moving. So much has gone on this week and some made me literally weak. Is it any surprise that the most incredulous things that happen these days are things concerning the federal government of Nigeria, or can I just say President Buhari?
So these 3 things had me thinking WTF, and I wonder if you felt the same way about them.
1. Aisha Buhari's Crocodile Birkin bag. I don't know about you but I think the First Lady carrying a Birkin bag that costs a million times more than her husband's asset declaration, especially when the country is in recession and depression is in very poor taste and totally insensitive ! The question here is not affordability but simply compassion and common sense. The man rode to power on his tales of modesty, austerity and frugality and now this? I just don't know guys, what do you think?
2. Father Mbaka's changing tune. The the most loyal loyalists begin to sing a different tune then indeed there must be trouble in the land. To hear Father Mbaka bestow the many great virtues of Buhari just a little over a year ago, one would never imagine that they'd see the day that the story would change.
3. Dollar subsidy for muslim pilgrimages. Seriously though! It's presently N400 to the dollar and muslims on pilgrimage are getting it for N197. If this isn't injustice then I don't know what it. The federal government seems to be vying for the award for Biggest Piss Taker ever, and there's no competition! I never understood the arguments for paying for religious pilgrimages with tax payers monies and this makes even less sense. Pilgrimages are personal, they're spiritual journeys, it is between you and your God. I find it preposterous that business men, students, manufacturers, importers et al are having difficulty buying forex and/or doing business but pilgrims are getting such a great pass. Nna na wa o. Nigeria is a secular country ooooooo! Ok then...
In any case, in normal Naija fashion as per happiest people in the world, we continue to suffer and smile. Or not? I don't know anymore guys, how are things at your end? How are you coping with the developments (or lack thereof) in our country? How's life with you generally? I'm sorry I've been MIA, I hope you've been fine?