On her way back from work, my mother often stops to buy groundnuts. She has a special lady that she goes to, claims that this woman has the best roasted peanuts in the world.
I don’t disagree, but what bothers me is that the woman sells her best groundnuts in the world out of a stall on a narrow road with no parking spaces. The people who patronize her, us, park in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, ignoring the honking, and yelling behind our stopped cars. To buy groundnuts.
In a place with accountability, this groundnut seller would have no customers.
My friend says you cannot work in a top position in government unless you are corrupt. So if someone wanted to get into government to change things, they would have to bribe their way to the top. And then implode, taking everyone else down with them. That Senate panel would be interesting to watch.
“So, Honourable Minister, what you’re saying is that you would like to turn yourself in along with everyone that works with you?”
“Yes, we all took and paid bribes. Me most of all, but yeah them too.”
The Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, said the reports on past crashes (Sosoliso and ADC in 2005) are ready and will be released soon, after proper approval. She said this two days ago on Wednesday. Like the files were left on her desk, and they just slipped her mind for seven years until another plane crash reminded her.
See how they are treating us like we are senile, playing on our famed ability to forget and return to being the happiest people on the planet.