Nothing surprises me anymore about Nigeria. Nothing, no matter how ridiculous is beyond the Nigerian. I may not be surprised about the vileness of human spirit as demonstrated by the Nigerian, but I have never lost the capacity to be confounded by it.
Employment slot by nature is rooted in clan-based thinking.
Clan-based thinking is guiltless disregard of the best candidate from the employable pool of candidates in favor of someone from your family, town or community. Doing this is robbing Nigeria of the intelligence and talent of the whole population.
Issuing “slots” to politicians, traditional rulers and top level civil servants to fill positions is very bad. It excludes talent from poor background. Now it is worse! I read Lasisi Olagunju column this morning and I shed a sad tear.
He wrote a heart rending column, citing copiously from the video of Imam of Offa, Alhaji Muyideen. I asked him to send me the video; I watched it and I was sick to my stomach! He cursed out the politicians for their greed.
It is had to sustain hope that Nigeria will endure when politicians now sell slots for N1.2million naira. In addition, they ask that the first six months salary be paid to them. I’m gutted!
No society has ever survived injustice. None! At this rate, the poor will turn on the rich. Rich nations survive because of enlightened self-interest.
They understand that rich people can live in their stately mansion at peace if they let the poor stay in poor housing. The rich can shop at Saks and Nordstrom, as long as the poor have Payless and Dollar Tree.
It is sad that those who should care are not emotionally invested in Nigeria. Everyone is on the take because they believe the country is built on unstable flooring and cheap materials.
Without equal opportunity and equal access, Nigeria will unravel. It is just a matter of time