Words on the marble
“Coro No Dey Fear Face Ooo
It is good news that the workaholic Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Sen. Okowa, his wife and daughter are now well from the Covid-19 attack.
Thanks be to God.
It is also heartwarming to know that the SSG, HC Information, DG Orientation and other critical stakeholders of the Stronger Delta team are now Covid-19-free.
While we are thankful for this good news, it is our fervent prayers that all those persons, known and unknown, still under the attack of the disease should receive the healing touch and become free and healthy.
In the present circumstance, it is also pertinent to emphasize here that it is absolutely important for us to keep upholding the NCDC-and WHO-approved standing preventive measures and protocols to seriously aid the containment of the disease.
For this, we should continue to:
Wash our hands regularly under running water;
We should continue to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
We should at all times maintain at least 2m social distance from the next person to us;
We should make the wearing of facemask a recurrent habit especially when we are outdoor;
We should maintain a very good level of personal hygiene;
We should report suspicious cases of Malaria-related condition to the appropriate government owned hospital for attention.
Let’s help ourselves. Let’s stay safe.
Let’s be Alive. To God be the glory”.
Coming Generation Scares Me…Real Hard!”
While we have been busy talking about Nigeria of today, I wonder if we have spared a thought about how this country will be in the next TWENTY-FIVE years.
On October 1, 1979, when Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was sworn-in as president, Goodluck Jonathan was just a 22 year-old undergraduate of University of Port-Harcourt. Shagari was 54 years old. Ayo Fayose was 19 years old. Bukola Saraki was 17. Yemi Osibajo was 22.
The generation of the likes of Shagari, Richard Akinjide, Adisa Akinloye, Sabo Barkin Zuwo, Sam Mbakwe, Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, Ume Ezeoke, Christian Onoh, Akin Omoboriowo, Olusola Saraki, Sunday Awoniyi, Garba Nadama, Awal Ibrahim and so on has gone for good!
Some of us in our 40s, 50s and 60s now, were in school then, either in the university or secondary school. We had lofty dreams, both personal and societal. We were always motivated by nationalists and inventors who had impacted positively on the cause of humanity. We were voracious readers of novels and other books.
Nelkon for our Ordinary Level Physics, Lambert for Chemistry, B.O ADELEKE and Goh Cheng Leong for our Geography, Phebean Ogundipe for Practical English, William Shakespeare Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, OLa Rotimi and Wole Soyinka for Literature and others like that.
We were always flaunting our knowledge of current affairs. Inter-school quiz, Literary and debating competition were the in-thing. Nowadays, students can hardly string a sentence together in English without errors.
Fast forward 35 years on and you are shocked and disturbed. Have you ever spoken to or engaged a 20 year-old boy? Ask him what motivates him and he is likely to mention music, hip hop to be precise. He has hundreds of downloaded songs on his phone. He can sing all of them off hand. He knows all the singles of Nice, Neato C, Timaya, Davido, Whiz Kid off hand. The babes among them take pride in enticing men old enough to be their father on social media with their semi nudity.
“It won’t make sense if the PDP is not uprooted along with the APC because the two are exactly the same, driven by the same baseline fraudulent and violent political ideology exemplified by corruption, squander-mania and savage moral bankruptcy that supports mass murder and occultism which makes it impossible for their leaders to exist on any other political platform where the obnoxious ideology is not tolerated.
Those two parties are two dangerous demonic political entities in addition to their deviously corrupt leaders and strategic drivers that must give way or forced to give way for Nigeria to raise to true nationhood and greatness.
Nigeria deserves a new righteous progressive order so distant from the vast slave plantation where her youths, women, children and the elderly are unfortunately currently being trapped without any hope of liberation unless and until they conquer the fears typical of slaves, of life out of slavery in the free world.
Therefore, anybody who after studying and witnessing how the leaders of these two destructive monuments of evil decamp back and forth between the two parties that are simply empires of mass poverty, genocide and ignorance, calls for destruction of one leaving out the other, certainly has questions to answer”.
“We have come to a peak in our generation when the most respected value in our society is displaying blind loyalty to an oppressor who plies in continuity to an already established status quo in the governance of the people.
We must realize the truth around our past and present, and how not being willing to question the status quo has led us to becoming a victim of selfish and greedy leadership in today’s contemporary society.
We must endeavour to stop the “GHANA MUST GO” kind of Orientation and its continuous practices by individuals in some sections whose only mission and vision is to becoming “RICH” after taking turns in leadership roles.
We must inculcate every form of sanity in order to move our society forward”.
“Customers should consider opening accounts with other more effective banks. They should consider utilizing the advantages of online/internet banking. Business owners should consider applying for POS machines and availing customers of the opportunity of using same. Some people can’t remember the last time they entered the banking hall for a transaction. Those small outlets where you can deposit and/or withdraw money at a little token should be patronized. Truth is it is penny wise pound foolish to go and queue at the bank or at the ATM outlets for hours just to withdraw 5k instead of patronizing the nearest POS outlet and withdraw or deposit 5k. Perhaps they will charge you N200 only for the transaction. If you carry out the same transaction at the banking hall, you will spend money on okada, the bank will still debit You, your time and stress. All these are more than N200. It will be, however, different if you want to visit the bank or the ATM outlet for a serious transaction, but some of the serious transactions can still be done via online platforms. While banks should embrace technologies or develop strategies to ease the stress of Customers, customers should also move with trends. My humble take, though.”
“My wife, my daughter and I have tested negative for COVID 19, along with other members of the family.
We give God all praise and wish to appreciate all who have interceded for us in prayers.
I appeal to all residing in Delta to obey all instructions/ regulations in our collective fight to stop the transmission of the virus. God bless you all,”.
“Osinbajo is the most underutilized public officer in Nigeria. Wasted potential, sacrificed on the altar of political banality. What a country!”
-Barr Gabriel Egbule