Yorubaland: Going…Going…?

Young Yorubas are totally distracted. They are busy singing and dancing, mostly to useless songs, here and there. They are on the social media, mostly not making sense. The politicians are selling Yorubaland in the name of nonsensical 2023 political ambitions.

Who are these bastard politicians of Yorubaland?

Yorubaland: Going, Going, ?

By Adeola Aderounmu

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It appears that Yorubaland, the land of our ancestors is up for grab. Let me explain.

I felt so insulted when the Fulani herdsmen started to terrorize the citizens of Ogun State and l must admit l had not followed the development to know what is going on now. Ogun state, my ancestral home, is of great concern to me. So, l’ll surely do more to find out what is going on.

If you are a concerned Yoruba citizen, you should be worried like l am now and we should be asking questions. What is going on, on our ancestral soil? What is going on in Western Nigeria? This is a region that our ancestors fought so hard to protect so that we may have a home.

We are struggling to keep cosmopolitan Lagos as many theorists are coming up with their stupid ideas of who owns Lagos. We face a lot of insults from every dick, tom, harry and lagoswannabe about our ancestral home and land.

The biggest insult has been inflicted on us in Ekiti State. The Fulani herdsmen, a terrorist group, hoisted their flags in Ekiti State. None of my Ekiti friends have written to me to express concerns. No one in the chat groups is talking about this.

Young Yorubas are out partying and dancing to all sorts of nonsense. Those who are not dancing useless dances are praying about everything. What a waste of life? The people who want to conquer you don’t just pray to their imported Arabian god, they also do something about it. They march to your land, they kill your fathers, they rape your mothers and daughters and instill fear in your minds.

You are doing nothing to protect your land, your ancestral home. It may not matter so much to you now, but you are doing a great disservice to the generations unborn. They would be subdued, and they would live as slaves (like you are) and even worse they’ll become second class citizens on their ancestral land.

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This is what the Fulanis have done over the years. Historically, they are an ethnic group fond of conquest especially when left unchallenged and on a free rampage.

The Yoruba politicians have totally become bastards in their persons and attitudes. They are the culprits responsible for the bastardization of our land. They are moles in our midst and they will never be the source of the Yoruba rejuvenation.

Tinubu, Baba Kekere, Fayemi and Amosun all have their eyes on the 2023 presidency or vice-presidency. The last thing on their minds right now is the protection of the Yoruba race or the defense of the Yoruba Empire.

On a daily basis, these bastards are seen in or around Aso Rock licking the balls of the Fulanis. These are the cowards of Yorubaland. They will not defend their people because of their selfish political ambitions. When not in Aso rock, they are on the trails of the Fulanis in London and elsewhere partying and merrying while those blood thirsty people send their herdsmen on the physical conquest of Yorubaland.

The Yoruba race have never had it so bad. We are now represented by pure leeches and relentlessly foolish people who call themselves politicians. The Yorubas have never had it so damning. Unprotected. Denied. Lost in identity. Confused. Divided. Lost in purpose. Left to rot at the hands, blades, daggers and bullets of the enemy. This is an abomination!

The Fulani herdsmen should never have their flag flying for 1 minute on our ancestral home. Those who did should never have lasted 6 hours on our soil. They should have been packaged in trailers and sent up north to their terrorist zone.

It was really an eye sore to see Fayemi, the so-called coward governor of Ekiti State romancing Buhari at the time that terrorist herdsmen hoist their flags on the land where he is the chief security officer. Does Mr. Fayemi know what would happen to Yoruba citizens who dare to fly Oodua’s flag anywhere in Northern Nigeria. They would be sent back to the west in body bags!

Fayemi is not going to protect the people of Ekiti State or any part of Yoruba land because he wants to become the president of Nigeria in 2023. Is he sure there would be a Nigeria in 2023? The Yoruba people are not telling their politicians the truths that they need to hear. What is wrong with us?

In a recent article, l stated that my essays are now for the future generation because the present generation of Nigerians especially those from western Nigerian willfully living as slaves on their motherland have chosen not to see or understand how their lives can be changed for the better by aggressively and collectively in one voice pursuing the agenda that would change the course of history. Yorubas, we need to act now so that our children and grandchildren can live prosperously.

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The unitary system of government has not worked since 1966. It is pure madness and stupidity to think it will ever work. We need the Nigeria that existed before the two useless coups of 1966. The alternative is the outright disintegration of the expired British colony. It is just common sense that would set the people of Nigeria free. Common sense has proven to be scarce since 1966, sadly.

I hope this article would be shared far and wide because somebody needs to wake up to defend Yorubaland. We need to secure Yoruba land before any form of dialogue or diplomacy can be applied. Our land back first, then dialogue later! There is no time to waste and we need to stop talking and start acting.

The custodians of our tradition, our culture, our heritage and our survival ought to get out of their shells and secure the entire perimeter and geometrical area of Yorubaland. We don’t need prayer warriors, we need field marshals of wars and we need the artillery to defend our territory. Stop beating about the bush or bushes.

Those who don’t see problems with the gradual occupation of our land won’t be here 100 or 200 years from now when the invasion and occupation would be total if we don’t stop all these systematic and aggressive takeovers. Every piece of land that has been taken must be retrieved.

It is time for the Yorubas that have balls to tell terrorist Buhari to his face that this ain’t right and it ain’t gonna continue. We need men with balls to tell Buhari that he is a terrorist and his terrorist or fulanisation agenda cannot go unabated. This is what it is. Why are we afraid to unite and fight the evil once and for all? What is wrong with us?

Young Yorubas cannot and should never rely on the likes of Tinubu or Fayemi, or Amosun. They are unwise because of ordinary bread.

Even as l call on the custodians of our race, l am aware of the damage that politics and people like Tinubu have done to the traditional institutions. Our Obas and Chiefs are now paying homage to touts especially in Lagos. This is so sad, so disheartening.

Who is out there that can save the Yoruba race? Young Yorubas need to lend themselves and one another senses. As you sing and dance to all the manners of useless songs this yuletide, your ancestral home is diminishing. You may feel less concerned, but the generations unborn are slipping into everlasting slavery. They will mess up your graves and curse the days of their lives too.

A stitch in time saves nine. In all states where the politicians are ball suckers, our people in Yoruba land need to know that they are their own protectors. You cannot laugh at another man’s misfortune now because it may be your turn tomorrow. It is better to start organizing ourselves now before it is too late. In unity we will find strength to defend ourselves and defeat the enemy encroaching on our ancestral land

We must be prepared. No other tribes or ethnic groups should be flying their useless, rotten, terrorist-infected flags on Yorubaland. We must unite by all means and fight this evil out of our land. It is now or never.

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Ibikunle Amosun: The Lazy Governor Of Ogun State

Another road that ought to be closed down permanently is the Agbara-Atan road. Even animals should not be transported on that road. It is that bad!

 

By Adeola Aderounmu

Governor Ibikunle Amosun must be a very lazy governor. By the time he leaves office in 2019 he will be leaving behind one of the worst roads that l have travelled in my entire life.

What kind of governor is that?

Agbara Industrial Area as the name implies is home to a lot of industries (I am wondering how many of the companies are left now) and should be a priority for any person who has some sense.

Unemployment is rife in Nigeria and one way to keep the investors and companies going is not just to provide constant power supply but to ensure that road networks are efficient.

The Agbara-Atan road ought to be closed down immediately and human beings should not be allowed to ply the road. Even animals should not be transported on that road.

I am not going to write an epistle about that road. It is a very, very bad road and l hope someone send this essay to the lazy governor. His time is running out and he may not care.

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Lusada market (Agbara-Atan-Igbesa road) Are you kidding me that there is a governor in Ogun state? Is the governor normal?

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Lusada market area. Amosun, are you for real?

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Trailers on already damaged roads means more damage. When will good,durable roads come to Nigeria?

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On one of the worst roads in the world!

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Heavy metal fell off a trailer due to bad road

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Agbara-Atan road, probably one of the worst roads in the world!

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People like Ibikunle Amosun should not be allowed to participate in politics because he does not know the meaning of public service. Nonsense and ingredients!

 

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Nigerian Politics: The Meaning And Consequences Of Our Collective Foolishness

By Adeola Aderounmu

 

Which Way Nigeria?

 

There are several millions of people in Nigeria living in abject poverty and penury. I have been writing about this topic for many years. Over and over again l have defined mass poverty using Nigeria as a point of reference.

Don’t get this twisted few Nigerians are among the richest people in the world. There are legitimate ways to make money in Nigeria and abroad through hardwork, business focus and dedication.

But l will always prefer to write for the Nigerian who does not even know what he is going to do today or the one who has no hope for what he is going to eat for the next 24 hours.

There are over 100 million poor people Nigerians. Nigeria is the global capital of poverty. This is an abnormality because Nigeria is probably the richest country in the world. Nigeria is blessed with natural and human resources and she ought to be the number one nation in the world in terms of prosperity and the good life.

Now ask yourself, how can a country that is probably the richest in the world be home to some of the poorest people in the world? It is a very complicated situation and we have taken too long in this journey to stupidity in Nigeria.

I cannot tell you all about Nigeria but l can give you a quick review of the last decade or so.

Presently Nigeria is ruled (in 2018) by a man called Buhari. By all standards and measure this is a man that is not fit to be the president of Nigeria. This brings me straight to the topic Nigerian politics, the meaning of collective foolishness.

If we are not collectively foolish and stupid in Nigeria we should never have allowed unintelligent and dull people to run our political terrain. Above that, if we are not stupid and foolish we should NEVER have allowed criminals to rule us or to get away anyhow.

Our public institutions failed us and we failed ourselves by not having revolting minds. Somewhere along the way Nigerians became divided in several ways and this divide and rule became another addition to our collective stupidity.

The price we pay is huge. Globally not many people respect Nigerians despite the contributions that Nigerians in the diaspora give to the global economy, global health, global industrialization and global education. In many ways you can count the ways smart and intelligent Nigerians contribute to the world at large after been extracted from home or being born abroad.

But in that failed country called Nigeria, right there in the land, grand stupidity, madness and collective foolishness is the order of the day in politics and public service.

Of all the intelligent people in Nigeria and those we can bring back home from abroad, our president is Buhari. Buhari was a military man, a semi-illiterate who has no business with politics. He is the president. The most obvious anomaly of his emergence as a president is the fact that his deputy is a University professor. You can never find another country in the world displaying such collective stupidity.

Without any apology in sight, Nigerians display total and collective stupidity in allowing this to happen no matter what led to it. It does not matter what led to this, the fact is that it is stupid and foolish.

I mentioned earlier that criminals are ruling Nigeria and that is so correct. One way or the other these criminals are not going away soon as they continue to win cases in courts to prolong their criminal careers. I don’t care that these criminals won court cases and I don’t give a shit about whether l can prove the cases myself.

The list is long and they are all in the APC and PDP. All of them are criminals. This is the collective foolishness in Nigeria. It is the collective stupidity-that criminals are the politicians.

They are criminals because they are looting, stealing and living big. They have cars beyond their needs. They have houses beyond their needs, they live abroad and in Nigeria, their families are mostly abroad, they seek medical help abroad. Their children, relations and close acquaintances all go to school abroad or they travel abroad to lavish Nigeria’s stolen wealth.

If Nigerian politicians are not thieves or criminals, there will be not one single bad road in Nigeria. Nigerians roads are among the worst roads l have seen all my life. The roads in Nigeria clearly show the absence of sane governance. Pray you never have an emergency in Nigeria and need to seek medical help more than 5 km from your home. The result can be death! A journey of 15 minutes can take you 3 hours or more if you ever get going! In some cases, you can end up in deadlock traffic.

Public education is now history in Nigeria. Government shows little or no interest in public education and illiteracy has risen sharply in Nigeria. Private schools have been erected in every corner in Nigeria. So many of them are mushroom schools and a few of them are good standards. Huge sums of money are paid for education making it a luxury in modern day Nigeria.

Health is no longer wealth in Nigeria. There is poor health delivery to the masses and just like education, the health service you get is a measure of your pocket and getting quality health  is therefore a luxury. Maternal deaths are still common especially during child birth and death during childhood especially from preventable and curable diseases including malaria are still rampant.

You can go on like l have done over the years to list the problems with Nigeria. I know that some people always shout “but what are the solutions you are prescribing”.

There is only one solution-that which has worked for all the developed countries in the world.

The solution is good governance.

But how can Nigeria have good governance when criminals, morons, illiterates, useless people, mumus, foolish and stupid idiots are running the politics? Why can’t the rest of us agree and come together to end this rubbish.

And when we talk about good governance, we cannot have it through the useless unitary/military system we have in Nigeria.

Nigeria is what it is because of our divergent opinions which has resulted in our collected foolishness. The public institutions failed us and we failed ourselves by becoming comfortable with bad governments. We became afraid rather than securing our total freedom and ensuring that our children have a place they can call home. Many of us found our way out of Nigeria and are not planning to return.

But we must save Nigeria.

In some cases we brought good people to government but because of the way government is run these good people became bad people. They never talk or resign or point out the problems they are facing. Rather they become accomplices and only talk when they are out of office and out of favour. That is another form of stupidity even by those who we think are intelligent and professionals.

So Nigeria is in a dilemma.

Where these types of problems have occurred before like in Europe, the turn around to sanity started with violent and bloody revolutions. Nigeria may get there.

But that is avoidable if reasons prevail even now.

Nigerians need to discuss at the regional levels and each state and region in Nigeria owe it a responsibility to seek the help of her brilliant minds and best brains. Enough of all these idiots and fools in political offices/positions!

Nigeria can become the best place to live in the world in less than 10 years! It is a possibility if we round up all these criminals in power and bundle them into prisons. We take back all our monies in their local and international accounts.

We can reorganize Nigeria at the regional levels and speed up development through healthy development projects. We can rebuild Nigeria on the strength of our regional prowess and human resources. We can make the big oil companies to follow our tunes or kick them out of Nigeria for good.

We can open up more ports across Nigeria to aid even regional development and decongest Lagos.

With dedication and patriotism we can build up the education industry and make primary education compulsory again. We can reform our health institutions and make Nigeria the health base of Africa.

We can harness the youth and make them productive rather than unemployed and criminally minded.

There is a lot we can do in Nigeria and as Nigerians if we first take the power away from the center and ensure that only our best minds and our best brains are entrusted with the running of public affairs.

We must trace back our steps and existence to the time before the 1966 military coup. We must trace back to the time when we love one another and helped one another.

I know there is a lot of problems in Nigeria because of tribalism and nepotism, that it is not a secret that people are brought into different offices not because of what they know but because they are from a certain part of the country. When we turn back to regional government and a ceremonial head of state with very limited power, all that nonsense will stop and education, merit and dignity will be restored.

If we don’t resolve to stop all the atrocities and all the nonsense that is going on in our politics and if in 2019 the status quo is still the case then l still owe no one any apology because it means we are all still foolish and stupid.

The only cure to our collective foolishness and stupidity that has made Nigeria one of the worst places to be born or live is a radical decision and a collective will to see that we change things for the best in the shortest possible time.

A vote for a Buhari, Atiku or Saraki for example in 2019 is pure madness. I just thought l should add that we cannot keep doing the same thing and expect a better outcome.

Away with criminals by all means and by any means!

I never know where to stop my articles and essays and that probably makes me the angriest Nigerian alive today. I am also the saddest Nigerian take it or leave it! It does not matter that l live a good life, l am sad and angry everyday because Nigeria is a total mess and a complete horror to behold. I know we can have it good and lovely and it hurts how we think, reason, act and how selfish and wicked we have become as a people.

The Angry and Sad Blogger!

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My Random Reflections @ 46

For my random reflections at 46, my thoughts are varied (as usual) and the physical and emotional pains l feel are real. I cry many times for Nigeria. I’m living through some of the saddest days of my life as a Nigerian as l continue to see the disconnection between the people and the government. I kept a mental image of the country Nigeria ought to be and l compare it with the reality that l face everyday as a Nigerian-born and my heart bleeds, profusely.

My Random Reflections @ 46

By Adeola Aderounmu

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A trailer fell on Lagos road due to the bad state of the federal roads.  (c) Adeola Aderounmu, Lagos. July 2018.

This is the 10th edition of my random reflections. I have done this for a decade to mark the celebration of my birthday. However it is hardly a celebration now because as l take a look at my country of birth Nigeria, all that comes to mind is the tragedy that befell the country.

Today’s Nigeria is a far cry from what the founding fathers dreamt of. Nigeria in 2018 is mostly in the hands of criminals who people wrongfully tagged as politicians.

The things l will write about today are repetitions (more or less) of what l have written about in almost 20 years.

Nigeria had gone a full cycle. Western Nigeria especially had gone from being one of the best places to live in the world (during the 1950s) to probably the worst place to live in the world today. This can be argued depending on the writer or speaker.

If you think about the fact that Lagos of the 1950s was ahead or at par with London and Paris in terms of development and compare the 3 cities today, you may perhaps decide on which part of the argument you want to pitch your tent.

Many Nigerians are growing up without the knowledge that western Nigeria was the tourist destination and medical health center for other commonwealth countries in the 1950s. The University College Hospital in Ibadan was among the best places to receive medical help at that time.

Many people have grown up not knowing that Nigeria was meant to be a super power based on regional government. It was on that path until the mid-1960s when things began to fall apart. The 1966 military coup and the civil war from 1967 to 1970 set the tone for what Nigeria is today.

Nigeria is now ranked as the poverty capital of the world.

The way things are now in Nigeria should bring tears to the eyes of anybody who has some sense and emotions.

You ought to be very, very sad if you can compare living in Nigeria with living in another country like Sweden.

If you travel on Badagry expressway and remain a normal person, you deserve some accolades. If you wake up early to go to work and return late at night, you need a thumb-up.  If you are sick and manage to remain strong through it, you are the man/woman. If you struggle between thick and thin to put food on your table, for yourself or for your family, that is an everyday miracle.

The stories of our struggles in Nigeria are endless. The people running the government of Nigeria at all levels ought to be arrested, prosecuted and tried for crimes against human dignity as well as crimes against humanity.

The people of Nigeria need to get up one day and march down the entire country with a resolution that never again shall we be slaves in our country.

There is no justice from the Judiciary. There is no justice from the security agencies. There is no where you can turn to in Nigeria and find peace and equality for all men and women.

It is almost wrong now to describe Nigeria as a country because for a country to exist the welfare of the citizen must be paramount.

Nobody cared about my welfare in Nigeria. My basic right to education was long gone. Job creation and availability are not guaranteed as both public and private enterprises provide their own electricity and security.

A lot of enterprises, big, small and medium have closed businesses as they could no longer bear the cost of running businesses. Many have closed because of the raids from criminals and other gangs of unemployed youth.

Nigeria is as lawless as it can be. I can give examples of lawlessness from every office, organization and institution in Nigeria. I can give uncountable examples from walking down the streets and driving on the dangerous roads.

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Most parts of Lagos are dirty and stinking. The roads, especially the federal roads are terrible and the worst in the whole world. Don’t believe the juicy images from Victory Island or Ikoyi.  This is Lagos 2018! (c) Adeola Aderounmu. July 2018. Lagos

My frustration about Nigeria and how we got here knows no bound. My anger against how people behave, act, reason and talk is unquantifiable.

There is no plot for Nigeria at the moment. We sail to nowhere led by vagabonds!

One of the most painful things about Nigeria today is the lack of unity among the people. On the political stage, this lack of unity keeps the useless unitary system running from 1966. Nigeria will never make it as a country with the senseless system of government.

You must be a senseless person to operate or partake in a senseless system of government. Nigeria is a joke in the comity of nations and this system of government where one man sits in Abuja and tries to control everything in and around the country is the most telling on the intelligence of the most populous black nation in the world.

We are a bunch of jokers!

The unity that Nigerians need is the acknowledgement that the system of government needs to be dismantled without fear or war. The unity that Nigerians need is to trace their steps back to when Nigeria was among the global pacesetters in development and good quality of life.

Without that unity, Nigeria will remain permanently as the representative of the poverty capital of the world. For those who think this is unreal, my suggestion is for you to take a flight to Lagos and drive from the airport to Mile 2. From there take the ride of your life along Badagry expressway to Agbara and continue your journey to Atan towards Ota.

If you don’t find the pieces of evidence that Nigeria is a massive (s-hole), l’ll refund you for the ticket and trouble.

For my random reflections at 46, my thoughts are varied (as usual) and the physical and emotional pains l feel are real. I cry many times for Nigeria. I’m living through some of the saddest days of my life as a Nigerian as l continue to see the disconnection between the people and the government. I kept a mental image of the country Nigeria ought to be and l compare it with the reality that l face everyday as a Nigerian-born and my heart bleeds, profusely.

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Lagos Flood, For The Rich And Poor

By Adeola Aderounmu

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We can still thank the forces of nature for reminding us that there are still work to be done before the political-worshippers convert their beloved politicians to heavenly gods.

The governor is this, the governor is that, the governor is working, the governor is helping…nonsense talks. Who cares? What are the jobs of a governor? Why was a governor elected? Nobody is forced to become a governor or a politician. You become one because you want to serve.

But because Nigerians are used to politicians who steal and do nothing, they end up praising those who do something and steal at the same time.

Has any governor used his family wealth to develop any state? So, why the praise? Governors spend tax payers’ monies to develop a state (that is if they are working) or they spend federal allocations. Any acknowledgement or praise of that is mental slavery.

Anyway, whatever be the case, here are pictures collected from other places that show us how much work we have to do to keep the floods away.

There are floods of water and sewage everywhere in Lagos.

You can also see the connection between flood and bad roads in Lagos.

A simple google search and you can collect thousands of images about how serious and big this problem is in our dear Lagos.

Keep praising the politicians, kontinuuuu

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Mr. Ambode, The governor Of Lagos Island And The god Of Lagos

By Adeola Aderounmu

The hottest news from Nigeria this week is the sacking of a church worker by the governor of Lagos state. In a manner akin only to wickedness and evil machinations, Mr. Ambode, whom l have long regarded as the governor of Alausa and Lagos Island, threw out Venerable Femi Taiwo with a 24 hour notice.”

Ambode, the god of Lagos?

Ambode, the god of Lagos?

Venerable Femi Taiwon was the presiding chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Ikeja. His offence was that he was delivering  a sermon and he did not acknowledge the presence of the wife of Ambode.

So Mrs. Ambode went home, probably cried and reported to his husband, the emperor of Lagos, Mr. Ambode. These people are devilish clowns.

My position here is not the same as standing with the church or any religion whatsoever. I care less because the church and mosques remain instrumental to the destruction of Nigeria.

My position here is standing against fools and arrogant people in government. Mr. Ambode has forgotten that he was a criminal who was sacked from the government. But like all criminals before him, he found his way back to power courtesy of the Tinubu’s grip on Lagos. But he will fall. He will!

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Rather than cleaning up Lagos, Mr. Ambode is busy playing god. 

Rather than put his wife and house in order so that his wife stops going around seeking recognition and acknowledgment, Mr. Ambode decided to terminate the appointment of the chaplain.

In my opinion, Mr. Ambode is not only foolish, he is also arrogant. Who does he think he is?  The god of Lagos? Those who are close to him should tell him that he is on his way to perdition.

Even if you want to relieve the chaplain of his position because he was employed by the state government, why not give him 7 days or even 1 month so he can put his life in order while he leaves the employment of the criminal government?

I am sure several Nigerians have thrashed this issue on the social media, so l won’t flog it.

Mr. Ambode, what goes round, comes round.

 

President Buhari’s Festac In Governor Ambode’s Lagos

By Adeola Aderounmu

(Images By Abiodun Popoola)

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402 Road by 4th Avenue, Festac Town. 

In the month of June 2016, I visited Nigeria. One of the most disgusting views in Lagos where l was resident was in Festac Town, the estate that everyone acknowledged had lost his glory.

In general l was appalled by the state of infrastructure in Festac Town.

It is hard to believe that Festac Town is home to the headquarters of  Amuwo Odofin Local Government. It is hard to believe that there are politicians in Festac Town. It is hard to believe that there is a state governor in Lagos State.

A lot of things are rotting away and Festac Town that used to be the pride of Nigeria and Africa is now a desolate, rotten town.

In truth l dedicated a page on my blog to the lost glory of Festac Town. The original glory of Festac Town may never be regained. Still it does not mean that the things that could still be fixed should be left undone.

 

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402 Road, Festac Town

Recently l wrote an article about the problem of sewage in Festac Town and the significance of the problem as a form of biological weapon against the people of Festac Town.

The article titled Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Please Clear This Biological Weapon!  was published on July 25, 2016 both on the Nigeria Village Square and on my blog.

To ensure that the problem gains the attention it needed, l wrote the same article in the National Mirror Newspaper. It appeared on the back page on August 16 2016 under the banner Addressing Festac Town’s sewage menace.

Despite all the awareness that has been brought to the matter, it appears that the government (local, state and federal) did not get the message. A friend of mine visited Festac Town this November and the images that he brought back shows that no effort has been made to solve the problem.

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4th Avenue, By 402 Road

Let me restate that we will continue to highlight this problem for as long as it exists. In as much as we all agree that Festac Town is a federal government estate, we must also never forget that it is situated in Lagos State and there is a governor and there is a local government chairman.

Invariably, the sewage system is bad in many areas in Festac Town. The worst hit area is 402 Road. The residents are flushing their toilets directly to the streets because there are permanent blockages to the original paths created for the flow to flow away.

The residents of 402 Road in Festac Town are breathing unsafe air, they are walking on sewage water/mud to get into their various apartments. The health impacts are huge and children are vulnerable.

The governor of Lagos State is responsible for the welfare of the residents anywhere in Lagos. That insinuation and argument that Festac Town is a federal estate does not hold water. The governor needs to initiate the contact with the appropriate authority and call them out to action.

 

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402 Road, Market Place and Residential Area

Governor Ambode and the people running Lagos must know that Lagos is not Victoria Island and Ikoyi only. They need to look at other places and stop paying lip-service and eye-service to issues concerning maintenance and development.

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402 Road, Festac Town

Photograph/Images By Abiodun Popoola.

 

Footnotes

Again, l repeat that it is possible for the governor of Lagos State to look at this problem and instruct the appropriate authority (federal, state or local) to act.

As it sems right now, the people of Festac are in a dilemma. FHA is not going to come down to make their environment germ free. The Governor does not care if they die of diseases.

As l have stated before, l will continue to write about this particular problem for as long as it exists. I pray for the grace to keep reminding the rulers and conquerors of Nigeria of their negligences and lack of committment to the people and country.

This problem is a struggle and we will keep reminding the conquerors of Lagos/Nigeria that they must serve the people.