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Sunday, 3 June 2012

One Tragedy, too many

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Words cannot describe how deeply saddened I am with the tragic Dana Plane crash in Lagos and the suicide bombing in a church in Bauchi. My thoughts and prayers goes to the families of the dead and injured in this very traumatic and immensely difficult times.

Every country have their fair share of both human and natural disasters but the frequency and severity with which these are happening in Nigeria is very alarming. The biggest worry for me is that within a few days from now, after a 'committee' would have been set up to investigate the 'causes of the incident' everything would have being forgotten about, we carry on as normal like nothing ever happened.

I hope those we have entrusted to find the answers to the challenges we face as a nation will come up with solutions to help us navigate our way out of all these mess, most of which I believe are self inflicted. Those who fail to learn from history may one day become history themselves.

May God bless Nigeria.


  1. I was so heavy when I heard about it too. It's so sad. They should not even bother about committees. What happened to the NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) and other bodies set up to monitor safety and things like this? We should stop this medicine after death and start focusing more on precautionary measures. Definitely we will learn from every situation but if it could have been avoided why then wasn't it? This is what happens when the people in power or in charge of these areas do not have an idea of what they are supposed to be doing. Some people are saying it is only those who fly planes that are affected, but every day we read about road accidents, some people were in their houses when the plane crashed into the building. We all have to sit up and be responsible cos one way or the other people we know directly or indirectly are affected. Like you said those who fail to learn from history may one day become history themselves.

    1. You are very correct, incompetence in public offices is at the heart of most of many problems we are confronted with all the time. This in itself is as a result of deep rooted corruption because to assume positions of authority in Nigeria, you have to know somebody who knows somebody, who knows somebody. We don't merit, do we?

  2. I'm so tired of all the sad news coming out of Nigeria. It's time the leaders got a grip!

    1. I feel you but nothing will change if it's just more of the same.

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    1. Thanks my sister, a word they say is enough for the wise.

  4. Great write up
    My brother, God has blessed Nigeria but we have used greed and corruption to curse ourselves

    1. Gbam! What more can I say, I guess we all need a dose of anti-corruption to save us from total calamity.

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