Has life become so useless and worthless in Nigeria?
If there’s shooting in US school, the media keeps the story running as main news all day. Yesterday, 29+ students were killed in a Federal Government College in Yobe, yet the first news on NTA network news at 9pm yesterday was about the president commissioning the Audit House.
Yet, if a plane crashes with fewer but ‘expensive’ people, it becomes national calamity.
On a night the president suggested that if he withdraws the security forces from Yobe for a month, things would be worse, there is allegation that security forces surprisingly were absent near the school that night the devils in human form struck.
For many, the dead are just ‘numbers’ and later this week the presidency is laying out a banquet to celebrate our centenary and honour 100 people, even as we failed the dead children.
We cannot continue like this.