HAPPY NEW MONTH

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Funny how time flies, just the other day, we woke up to the reality of Covid- 19,being in our midst, with all schools shut down on the 23rd of March, 2020.The reality of “no work, no pay” or salary slash, stared us all in the face. We all wondered how we would survive but we are surely surviving and as long as God almighty is on the throne, we are coming out of this, renewed and strong.
It is yet another new month; a new beginning, new goals and aspirations, new ambition, a new you! It is yet another month to learn new and exciting things, to get closer to God like never before. Thankfully, we are gradually getting our lives back , Covid- 19 or no Covid-19. In this new month of June, we all as human beings should ask ourselves the big question, “Who Am I?” The question “Who Am I?” helps us to re-evaluate ourselves, thereby digging deep to know the essence of our existence. Am I here on earth to inflict pain and sorrow on other humans, am I here on earth to manipulate others, to stir up strife, hatred, envy, jealousy, rancour and the likes or am I here to inspire humans, bring smiles to the faces of people, encourage people to be a better version of themselves, while at the same time bringing joy to myself because when I see others happy, I am happy as well.
My dear readers, a lot has happened in the past few months in this country of ours, a lot of scary events that leave one wondering which way we are going. It appears that there are a lot of depraved individuals out there who only think of how to kill, steal and destroy. Didn’t you hear of the numerous killings in Kaduna, Sokoto and the gruesome murder of Uwaila Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate, who was raped and murdered in church in Edo State? Ladies and gentlemen, since when did it become a crime to read in church or go to church? Only an individual without a conscience would do what those hoodlums did, in other words, the poor girl didn’t have the right to be in church. Come to think of it, is it that most men cannot control their urge or what? Why rape? And to cover their evil misdeed, they smashed the poor girl’s head, but unfortunately for them, she let out the cat from the bag.

Human lives should matter in Nigeria, for goodness sake, the lives of our girls and women should matter in Nigeria. The government should urgently enforce a law against gender violence and rape. In this time and age, why do some people behave as if we are in the stone age? Why the incessant killings? No respect for human lives. No fear for God! May God have mercy upon us. In this month of June, I pray and hope for sex offences to be nipped in the bud once and for all. REST IN PEACE UWAILA OMOZUWA.



Jane Ikegulu

An English Educator writes from Lagos 08034786925 (SMS Only)


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