EVENT: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi donated 125 million naira to VICTIMS OF "Boko Haram" ATTACKS in Kano and Abuja!
REACTIONS: All manner of insults and accusations of wastages of public funds and bias were levelled against Sanusi Lamido Sanusi!
TAKE A LITTLE REVERSE MOTION
EVENT: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi donated 500 million naira to the University of Benin to boost research and development!
REACTIONS: No noise! No accusations or insults of any kind against Sanusi Lamido Sanusi!
MY THINKING? Donate that side, and receive insults. But donate this side, and receive applause.
FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
EVENT: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi accuses the managers of Nigeria's public oil industry of not accounting for 20 billion dollars in 2013!
REACTIONS: Overwhelming support from the media and the discerning public, but insults and all manner of absurd accusations from thieves in high places and their supporters. Even godfathers of "Boko Haram" accused him of being among sponsors of "Boko Haram" as they always do to anyone who disagrees with their evil empire, particularly if the person is a Muslim, for it seems there is an open book with a list in which your name will be added as among the sponsors of terrorism once you are a Muslim and you criticise their corruption and brigandage!
Finally, the consumers of the stolen 20 billion dollars pushed him out of office, and even accused him of WASTEFUL DONATIONS with public funds!
Dateline June 2014:
EVENT: New Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele assumes office!
Dateline Thursday, July 31, 2014:
EVENT: Just TWO MONTHS in office the new Central Bank Governor donates 15 billion naira to victims of "Boko Haram" attacks at a fund raiser organised by the country's President!
REACTIONS: Nothing! No insults and accusations of WASTEFUL DONATIONS!
SUMMARY: The Central Bank of Nigeria law permits the CBN to make donations of any sum within its ability at any time it deemed fit and necessary.
What's my point?
Well, we have double standards of accusing and judging people in Nigeria. We often deploy the narrow prism of ethnicity or religion in judging the same actions committed by our fellow Nigerians who are from a different tribe, region or religion, and that's why I have consistently said we are just a bunch of hypocrites!
It was wrong! It is right!
BUT MY MAJOR POINT IS THIS:
It is just not enough to keep pretending that you care about "victims of terrorism" so much that you hypocritically organise a fund raiser for them while behind the scenes you keep doing all you can to bomb and destroy all the towns and villages in a particular region for some morbid and selfish political calculation!
On the night of the so called fund raiser for "victims of terrorism" the town of Buni-Yadi in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, was sacked by "Boko Haram"! Yes, the same town wherein soldiers vanished one night and "Boko Haram" came and destroyed a college and killed 58 students in February this year!
Remember that till date no soldier has been queried or punished for mysteriously vanishing from duty for "Boko Haram" to come and destroy that college and murder those 58 schoolboys!
We know the capability of the Nigerian armed forces, and, unless they are genuinely deployed to crush this fraud called "Boko Haram", every so called fund raiser for victims of a so called Boko Haram will just be mere distraction and deception to divert public attention from the financiers and promoters of the killing machine!