Opinion: These Are Instruments of Oppression. By Pius Abioje

Date: 2014-09-29

SIR: Oppressive regimes hammer on irrelevancies to divert attention from wicked policies and inhuman acts, such as cowing workers' unions and maltreatment of workers. Take the case of an academic institution that prides itself on hunting students, mostly female students, for "indecent dressing". The institution is located several kilometres away from town. Yet, the junior workers who buy motorcycles to ease transportation are prevented from using them. How can you say motorcycles constitute higher insecurity than cars that have room for hiding guns and explosives? Yes, that is one form of boko haram.

Such harams are perpetrated by dictatorial/totalitarian rulers and administrators. Nigeria is a country flowing with milk and honey. Why is there high level of mass abject poverty? It is because of Boko Haram, as expressed in self-aggrandizement and insensitivity to the rights of ordinary citizens. Many ordinary persons allow themselves to be used to oppress fellow ordinary citizens for ulterior motives. But, it is doubtful that any sinner will go unpunished. Too many inhumanities are committed in the names of totalitarian religions that are intolerant of other religions; and now intolerant of women dress freedom. Women are policed with particular reference to a particular day in the week. On that day, women are particularly harassed by some indoctrinated young men and some elderly men that lack self-respect. I have travelled to several countries in Africa and Europe. I visited America severally; I was in India. Why eccentric laws about "indecent dressing"? Go and ask dictators.

The "national conference" of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) wants only university graduates to be eligible as Nigeria's President. Isn't that another Boko Haram? Does GEJ have the age and experience of Buhari; or does university education make up automatically for age, experience, and morality? Several university administrators today perpetuate might is right, dictatorship and totalitarianism; religious bigotry, ethnic jingoism, etc, and all of those who do it are university professors.

Again, what type of education and morality are there in someone who took undue advantage of a dead President to create political turmoil and misery in Nigeria? Is it university education Nigeria needs or nationalists? As things stand today, nobody is talking about Nigeria's unity, except by paying it lip service. How can we stop heartless demolition of people's houses on excuse of road expansion in built-up areas? Europe and America don't destroy people's houses. Stop GEJ-type power mongering at the expense of Nigeria's peace and unity!

- Pius Abioje,

University of Ilorin.

Source

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Razak Atunwa     Ibrahim Abdulkadir Abikan     Valsolar Consortium     Olofa Of Offa     Olabode George Towoju     Oyin-Zubair     Anilelerin     Towoju     Unilorin     High Court     Bola Iyabo Ibiyeye Adisa     Rafiu Olasile     Muhammadu Buhari     Ijagbo     Amusement Park     Kwara 2015     Halimat Yusuf     Ilota     Ilorin Airport     TETFUND     Maigida     Sanusi Abubakar     Aishat Sulu-Gambari     Yusuf Zulu-Gambari     Ayobami Akanbi     Theophilus Oyebiyi     Kayode Bankole     Ogbondoroko     Oniyangi Kunle Sulaiman     Kwara State Government     First Lady     QuickWin     NIRSAL     Issa Manzuma     Alabe     Ayodele Kuburat Olaosebikan     Towobola Abdulrahman Toyin     Turaki     Alanamu     KWAFFA     Sabo-Oke     Danladi     Manzuma     Tunji Oyawoye     Kwara Poly     Simon Sayomi     Apado     Okanlawon Taiwo     Khairat Gwadabe     Alumni Association Of The Federal Polytechnic Offa     Suleiman Alege Kuranga     Kunle Okeowo     Makama     Olokoba     Ayodele Shittu     Adamu Jemilat-Baki     Omu Aran     Tsaragi     Savannah Centre For Diplomacy, Democracy And Development     Florence Saraki     Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence     Saraki     Kayode Issa     Folajimi Aleshinloye     Femi Gbajabiamila     Shonga Farm Project     Oladimeji Thompson     Ayeni     Modibbo Kawu     CCEPE     Alaiye     Sa\'adatu Modibbo-Kawu     Solomon Edojah     Okin Malt     Sheriff Shagaya     Talaka Parapo     Ilorin Water Reticulation    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

08001000100     Musa Abdullahi     Baruten     LABTOP     REO CAKES     Kayode Oyin Zubair     Mashood Abdulrafiu Agboola     Idi-Ape     Esuwoye     Abdulhakeem Amao     Mahfouz Adedimeji     Dauda Adeniran Adeshola     EndSARS     Jimoh Bashir     Senate President     International Public Sector Accounting Standards     Oasis Muslim Care Foundation     Elewu     Oba Abdulrahim     Diagnostic Centre     Aminat Ahmed     Zubair Folorunsho Erubu     Toyosi Thomas     Oluranti Idowu     International Aviation College     Afusat Nike Ibrahim     Ali Ahmad     Jaigbade Alao     Budo Egba     Muftau Akanbi Oke     Hussein Olokooba     Sarafadeen Kayode Akorede     Sulyman Age AbdulKareem     Tinubu     Ayobami Seriki     Millennium Development Goals     Simeon Sayomi     Jimba Babatunde     Sobi Hill     Tayo Alao     KWAFFA     Kwara State Council Of Chiefs     NIPR     Facebook     Manzuma     Haruna Tambiri Mohammed     Ita-Ore     Yahaya A Paniyaro     Ophthalmological Society Of Nigeria     Shehu Adaramaja     Al-Adaby     Lai Mohammed     Aisha Buhari     Aisha Ahman-Pategi     Shagari     Michael Ologundea     Isiaka Yusuf     Akom Construction And Engineering Synergy Ltd     Salihu Ajibola Ajia     Alabere     Oro Grammar School     Alliance For Democracy     Ahman Pategi     Kwara Consultative Forum     Ibrahim Abiodun     Ubandoma     Abubakar Imam     Suraj Tunji Oyewale     Joseph Alex Offorjama     Mashood Dauda     Kishira     Yakubu Danladi     Yakubu Mohammed Abdullahi     Alfa Modibo Belgore     Iqra Books     Femi Gbajabiamila     Yetunde Balogun