On the 11th of November, my phone was stolen at a restaurant in Lagos. This is a brief audio narration of what happened and how I recovered the phone.
If we had an empirical way of determining quality of life pre and post online social media, it would really be helpful. We must constantly assess how much impact the external environment has on us if we will retain and sustain the foundation of human community. If you are given very much to the use of online tools of communication, it is your responsibility to ascertain how much this is changing you to something undesirable.
By the time we were boarding the flight again, everyone had become airline inspectors, looking to be sure that the tires were properly screwed in. I tell you, I sat in a plane full of empowered Nigerians. Everyone seemingly had a clear resolve to become more sensitive to issues of airline safety.
With this, I quickly admitted that someone is doing her homework well and it is very evident. Before Mrs. Stella Odua became Minister of Aviation (although I think the Ministry should be scrapped), someone else was in that role.
I keep asking myself if a nation that cannot police its few roads can claim to have the capacity to deal with higher security concerns such as terrorism.
It is very unfortunate that this is what life has been reduced to in our society, one of entitlements. People walk around with a bold statement on their foreheads: “Watchout! You owe me something”.
Flowing from this, every time I see Lagosians party heavily, I always make an excuse for them in my heart that a lot of the people at these parties work very hard, thereby find consoling such social escapes. Even though such gatherings are spiced with overkills of apparel, music, wine and food, you get a sense of satisfaction in the air of celebration as a reward for diligence to duty.