Monday, 4 June 2012
BLACK SUNDAY / MOURNING MOOD
Yesterday was indeed a black Sunday for Nigerians as not only did a cargo plane belonging to Allied airline crash landed in Ghana killing 10 passengers on ground but also, the suicide bombing in which 15 lives where lost and it took place in a church in Bauchi state but the most heartfelt one was that of DANA Airline which also crash landed into two buildings in a densely populated area of Lagos state killing the over 140 passengers on board and a not yet ascertained number of persons on the ground. Though I may not know anyone on board this plane but I cried when I was finally alone in the dark because I felt the sting of death and also due to the fact that I empathized with those who lost family and friends in that ill-fated flight. In Nigeria, we are not safe in our homes, places of worship, schools, offices, on land, on the sea and in the air. Where then is safe in 9ja???. There are a lot of people that should be held responsible for this mishap. Those who knew the plane was over aged and still let it go into the skies on several occasions, those who due to their negligence several persons lost their lives and thereby causing more family to be thrown into mourning. The rate at which this airlines toy with passengers lives is alarming. Revelations now reveal that, this same flight had landing gear issues some weeks back. So the question now is, who signed for this same flight to take off from the ground? Someone somewhere didn't do his or her job and such person has to be held responsible. This only brings fear to our minds the kind of flight we board not knowing how old and how safe such flights are. I shiver at the thoughts of how how humans do not value the lives of our fellow human beings because only a heartless person would allow such plane take off again after such a case was reported. May the souls of the departed rest in peace (Ameen) and may God grant the family members and friends the fortitude to bear the loss. We pray we never again witness such calamity in our land or anywhere else in the world. If but only if we practice maintainance culture and stop cutting corners. The hard truth is that, every hardship we go through today is due to corruption someone somewhere not following due process and cutting corners now here is what we have as the result. Nigerians never learn thats just the sad truth. It's high time we start making people accountable for such deeds but in Nigerian, no way no one would take responsibility . Just a matter of time and we would start hearing them throw blames to each other. Rubbish!!! Am fed up of this nation.