The likes of Magu should not be wasted time on in the court and other investigations. They should be led to the galore and the needful done, they, their families and anyone that had shared in their corrupt proceeds. After all he (PMB) is old, won’t need any international recognition after his tenure, and would be having nothing to lose. But his legacy would live on as one who risked it all to salvage our country and return us all to the path of humanity. Because we have definitely departed from those ideals that makes us human... .............toney etido
I am writing in from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Ikot Ekepene is the first experimental local government in British West Africa colony and should occupy an important place as the first LG, and there shouldn’t be any problem for us using her as a guinea-pig to determine what is obtainable in other cities of the country. Today I went to the market; call “Urua Tou” in the city. Now “Urua” simply means market in Annang and Ibibio language, the two major languages commonly spoken in this enclave. So putting those two words together, it would mean “Tou’s market”. At Urua-tou, the market people are so heartless and mean that you can never blame them considering all the troubles they went through, including taxes from people who sells tickets to have a spot to sell in the market. The market is now fast competing with Aba in Abia State as the dirtiest market in the world, prompting any right thinking and concern citizen to ask if the government that imposes levies and sells tickets in the market ever rose to their responsibility to the people at all? Commodities at Urua-tou are the most expensive in the entire country, even when there is no means of lively hood for the inhabitants of the city. It is not a place where you have factories, and even if the government claims that they have government workers there, one would be forced to ask again, how many people are working for government, compare to the entire population? The people of Ikot Ekpene and all Nigerians indeed need government protection.