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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

One hell of a birthday party!

 
Today I had an epiphany…as you know I continue to challenge decisions that are made by leadership in Nigeria. I also question why the leaders have the followership that they do.

 
 
 
Well today’s epiphany is about the coercion that occurs among Nigerians at a very young age. Rochas Okorocha governor of Imo state, declared a state holiday to celebrate his birthday. Among many idiotic declarations, he ordered all schools, all markets and Imo state civil services to be closed down to attend a celebration recognizing his birthday.
 
This is ridiculous, however, as I explained at the outset, I see why Nigerians don’t stand up to their leaders and in many cases promote this foolishness. I am troubled that the education of children is seen as a second-rate priority when compared to the governor’s birthday. Can the students afford to have an entire day of learning compromised to partake in this pompous and self-serving act? I don’t appreciate Rochas Okorocha celebrating his birthday and mandating his own recognition on the backs of Imo state children. What kind of sick priorities does Rochas Okorocha subscribe to?

 
Ref: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/imo-shut-down-for-okorocha-s-birthday-celebration/127200/