Here is the kicker. I received a text from a friend who is resident in Dallas, Augustine Ekukpe, inviting me to a memorial on January 2, 2013, in honour of late General Owoye Azazi, former Nigeria National Security Adviser, who died in a helicopter crash sometime in December last year. Here are the details: St Joseph Catholic Community Church, 1827 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington Texas 76017. Time 6.45 pm to 8pm.
Sorry about General Azazi death. Nigerians die every day due to recklessness of what its leadership heap and hoist on Nigerians. No one does memorial for them.
But my question: General Azazi has a house in Cedar Hill, Texas, a suburb of Dallas?
I always wondered why a Nigerian National Security Adviser, live in a foreign country when while in office or out, s/he should be in Nigeria engaged in national security matters. How did he make the money to afford to own a house in Cedar Hill, which many claim is worth millions? Should Nigerians investigate the source of the money?
It is a further slap on President Jonathan’s leadership that his former National Security Adviser, his fellow tribesman was comfortable living in Cedar Hill, Texas, while Nigerians on daily basis are subjected to all manners of security issues that bother on public safety. That is really National Security for you.
What pride does Nigeria leadership show of its stewardship when on a whim, a cabinet member is quick to run to some foreign country and proudly display how big his house is and Nigerians still run over to pay homage?
I always wonder, what air Nigerians breathe.
Nigerians see and know those that rob them blind, yet they are quick to line up to cry when they die. Really!!!!!!
Should the unfortunate death of General Azazi, now trigger and motivate Nigerians overseas to stand up and question all those present and former federal and state cabinet officials who at the expense of Nigerians live life overseas that they wilfully deny the generality of Nigerians?
Enough is Enough, and in death as well as in living, Nigerians must pursue and put pressure on all those that unduly victimise their compatriots, and thereafter, run away to live happily ever after in foreign land.
Going forward, Nigerians must make 2013 a banner year to challenge those in leadership in Nigeria because by so doing, something nice will ensue. If power belongs to the people, why must Nigerians be witnesses to handful of their leaders who run circles over them? Take their money and run away?
Happy New Year, not for happy things happening in Nigeria. It will get better when Nigerians commit and bind to fight corruption whether President Jonathan agrees or not. It is not for President Jonathan to decide and or determine for Nigeria. Good Nigerians know better. All bets are off. Nigerians, make your country count and demand better!
Now over to you for your reaction.