Few days ago, some young graduates and promising future leaders lost the battle no one has ever won in life (very early) due to their own government’s insensitivity. When it gets to a stage where the government kills its own people, such a nation is on life support.
If the government cannot save the poor from the pool of poverty, why should they compound their problems? The government will always claim there is no money to create jobs whereas there is money to pay former governors, retired generals and professionals currently attending the national conference 12 million naira each. Imagine such money being given to people who are living in their own houses, individuals who are eating the kind of food they like at their convenient time while the poverty-stricken keeps wallowing in poverty.
Both the insurgents and the government are killing the people. The only difference is that the insurgents are doing it directly while the government is doing it indirectly. What else can be said about this? Seven hundred thousand applicants invited for a physical exercise where only 4,000 of them will be employed in the long run? For people to think that the recruitment exercise is transparent given the rumour being peddled around that the politicians have already shared the slots?
Now the government is giving the family of the victim three jobs each. That can only be a consolation. It can never heal the wounds. Ten different eyes cannot be like one’s biological eye.
Honestly, the March 15 incident is very sad. Graduates whose parents are looking forward to seeing their greatness died suddenly. Parents expecting to reap the fruit of their labour have their hope dashed.
Idowu Esho Jamiu,
Eruwa, Oyo State.