Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PORTRAIT OF LABOR, A NIGERIAN LABOR DAY PRESENT TO THE WORLD.
In a land of plentiful resources, so many are left holding the plate while the stealing elite greedily pillage and so much so that on this labor day, the pictured is what is left of the average Joe working man of Nigeria - practically a dead man walking. What a shame and a total indictment of the leaders or rather marauders of Nigeria who should hide their faces in shame that such a deprived piece of humanity still calls Nigeria home in the 21st century. It is callous as it is inhumane that a country that nets nearly $200,000,000.00 daily from just oil sales could heartlessly leave her citizen so behind that he literally emaciated to merely skull and bones, no pun intended as the picture speaks for itself.
Icheoku says this acutely starved Nigerian is possibly from the oil producing Niger Delta region and you wonder the morality of gratuitously giving only Theophilus Danjuma from Northern Nigeria a one billion dollars worth of oil well while a son of the soil where the oil is located is dying from acute malnutrition. How these Nigerian leaders go to sleep daily under this circumstance with so many Nigerians looking like this pictured Nigerian worker above baffles Icheoku to a point of disbelief. What a portrait of labor on a Labor Day, presented to the world by Nigeria, courtesy of gross negligent man's inhumanity to fellow man. Icheoku's heart bleeds for this man as well as several other millions wearing the same fatigue of deprivation all over the world especially in Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the proverbial goose that lays the golden eggs in Nigeria which is never good enough to profit from its God's given natural resources. Icheoku says it is abominable as it is condemnable.