Minding my business, am I?

A good friend forwarded this message to me today –  I thought it was funny and found it useful. I often pay too much attention to the craziness going on in Nigeria especially the people who bear the brunt of the lawless society.


So I decided to mind my business today, then this showed up in my newsfeed!

These are the people that we are supposed to listen to – very shameful. I hope for a day that any physical violence during meetings would result in automatic sack – how else are they go to learn?

11 thoughts on “Minding my business, am I?

  1. FK, Nigeria is changing. I was brought up with the idea that whatever adults told children should go unchallenged (even though it may be complete garbage) to do otherwise would be viewed as disrespectful – bearing in mind I grew up in London. My dad attempted to make me believe that Nigerian kids were ‘goody two-shoes’, they were even better because they had to fetch water and was their parents clothes in addition to their own. In short they were painted as ‘wonder kids’.

    These recurrence of violence in public office should be sanctioned at a national level. Has anyone ever heard of the word ‘decorum’? To stop this, anyone in public office involved in a fracas should be immediately and permanently barred from holding any future positions in office and should forfeit any priviliges they think they would be entitled to. The unruly behavior has got to stop. The saying that leaders should lead from the front comes to mind, they are even justifying the low IQ jibe aimed at them. People have to learn to raise their standards.

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    1. jco – Can’t imagine how you are feeling now seeing all this display of thuggery behaviour from the supposed ‘goody two-shoes’ children of Nigeria.

      Yeah, but fetch water, wash clothes types don’t usually make it to the public office in Nigeria, if they did, they are in the minority. Most of the people you see here have the position carved out for them since little.

      Nothing wrong from being from affluent family, only that in Nigeria, their comes with entitlement mentality.

      Agreed, record has to be set straight, it’s just unbelievable – I saw that clip when it was only 97 views last night, now over 20k, hopefully they are all ashamed now.


      1. When I saw the clip, I was thinking something along the lines of ‘morons’.
        I don’t think shame works in Nigeria especially amongst the political class. Shame is like the cheetah of Nigeria, an endangered species (if not already extinct).
        The only way those people will learn is to sack them and appoint their deputy to the newly vacant spot. There was even an incident when a national mp slapped his female counterpart in public. He got away with an apology. What the hell! That is assault. You can’t go around slapping people in public (as well as private).

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          1. Sorry for the delay.
            The account you gave was really good (as always).
            You stated your opinion about violence in public, which I completely agree with.

            To allow ruffians into positions of responsibility is asking for trouble. They are deaf to reason only violence, inflating their worthless egos and filling their pockets count to them. This is the example they provide that others are only too willing to follow. We saw how Fayose of Ekiti state behaved, slapping the judge or getting his ‘boys’ to slap the judge. This is totally unacceptable. If they feel that reasoned debate is not good enough, then Nigerians should just vote for street fighters to get into office, any disputes are settled in the ring, by knock out. That is how silly the whole thing has become.

            In Britain Jeremy Clarkson a well known tv presenter was fired for beating/ punching his producer. Some people tried to defend his behaviour and created a petition to re-instate him, it failed. The management of the BBC held firm, and even Clarkson after a prolonged period of silence admitted he was ‘out of order’ to do that and that there is no mitigating circumstance. I’m sure if it was Nigeria, he would never have been sacked in the first place.

            Savage behaviour in public will perpetuate a savage society, of that there can be no doubt.

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            1. Thank you for the Jeremy Clarkson example! You’ve just got to make a scapegoat to send message across.

              And if Jeremy were to be in Nigeria, not only will he not be sacked, plenty of people would defend his unruly action, he will end up having an award to honour his behaviour and many excuses for being ‘Elder’ will be thrown in as good measure


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