We end a long month with bad news. The Coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria.
Of course, it was always going to happen. In a nation where stupidity flows from the seat of power, there was no way to avoid this incident.
So here we are at the end of a month where Lagosians would be put through untold hardship with a virus on our hands.
Ban: Okada, Tricycle Riders, Police Clash in Ijora
It wasn’t unexpected that there would be a clash. The way the policy was implemented was wrong.
So on the first day of the month, those who had lost their means of livelihood decided to confront the agents of the state.
Sadly, they were unarmed.
Primero Transport Services Raises N16.5bn via Bond
Read this article while you search for a name related to a former governor.
Then the realisation hits you that the only thing you cannot take away from a coward is his fear.
School Pupil Killed By Stray Bullet As Transport Union Hijacks Okada Ban Protest In Lagos
Early in life, I learned that: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers”.
In what was an unnecessary fight, a poor child lost her life.
Occupy Lagos protesters storm Eko Atlantic over Okada ban
This year the Occupy Lagos group decided to use the instance of the Lagos Marathon which held on the 8th of this month to protest.
Sadly, in a country that seeks foreign education for “Repentant” terrorists, being peaceful and productive will get you ignored.
The Implications of the Lagos Okada ban
I could say much on this topic but this article covers all that I want to say.
I have lost all confidence in the Nigerian state.
The absence of empathy at all levels of the society is appalling. The state is no longer a protector of lives or livelihoods.
Nigeria is a failed state.