Old News reaching us.....Children Protest

Peeps mi,

Thanking God for the gifts of children, they are the future.

I try not to get passionate about some things, one of which is politics and the ills of the society.

One thing is for sure and that I am not ambivalent about, moral decadence can and will only get worse. Politics will continue to be a dirty game. And as much as I want to believe Nigeria will be great, the journey is indeed long.

"Hundreds of toddlers and children on Sunday took to the streets in Port Harcourt to protest incessant kidnapping of underaged persons in Rivers State". More here

I know the story is a bit dated but am I irrational in my thinking when I say that it should never have happened, it is errant nonsense marinated in gross irresponsibility.

Is it okay that I am here praying that the days of WAI should be implemented again for jus for one day enough for me to go to PH and personally flog the crap out of the adults who followed this todlers protest march.

For the love of cheerios some of this kids are still in Diapers and you are having them carry placards in the hot sun.

The message is clear isn't it: - "We the adult will not fight for you children, we are pot bellied weaklings who are guzzling their future down with a side dish of fatted turkey. You must defend yourself and what best way to get you started than carrying placards when you are still in diapers."

The folks set machinery of kidnapping, somehow manage to negotiate payment and yet claim the kidnapppers are elusive. It does not add up. And this so called demonstration which I believe wholeheartedly to be a bit of (if not totally) propaganda.

Oh please, the kids demonstration is just what we need to stop the kidnapping once and for all, especially when the kidnappers have a heart and are can be dissuaded by seeing the little cuties sweating it out in the sun. Like the kids being targeted by kidnappers are actually the ones carrying placards.

I can just imagine Junior the 3 year old Son of Chief Engineer Anthony Emeritus Paytene of the Glaxonchevmobil company taking permission from his dad to go for a demonstration against kidnapping. Chief Anthony turn and says "yes my boy you can go, make sure you carry your 'superman rucksack' the one I bought for Harrods with some chocolate drinks and hotdogs, and you can go to demonstrate your heart out". Yeah right

Chin up children - selling bread and akara after school hours have not broken you, child molestation and abuse have not broken you. You are still here standing strong. These placards you are now being asked to carry has gotten nothing on you, you will still stand strong.


SHALOM

22 comments:

geisha.song. said...

thats crazy. there so much wrong with the nation as a whole right now. and most of it doesnt't even becaome news!
its all so wrong

Afrobabe said...

Og gosh this is so true, this kind of thing only applies to the poor man's kid....so wrong and so sad..

it is well...

Jaycee said...

Wow...I actually have never heard of kids carrying placards...

This is getting serious.

I have never been one to get involved with politics, but I think there will be a time in everyone's life where we have to fight for our generation and for the generation that will come out of our wombs. That explains why lately I have been very concerned about Nigeria's future...

I am therefore now an advocate for change...

Jarrai said...

Shouldn't it be the parents and adults protesting to protect the kids!!!.What has this world come to!!

" selling bread and akara after school hours have not broken you, child molestation and abuse have not broken you. You are still here standing strong".........VERY TRUE

isha said...

not saying that children protesting is ok, but this may have been a way to get people's attention. Cos in these situations, it's much more difficult to ignore kids.

bumight said...

it is indeed in a bid to get people's attention, but when we have to go that far to get attention, that means there is a fundamental problem.

sometimes, I'm just tired of the whole Niger-Delta issue altogether.

Nigeria needs to do something about children's issue Fast!, instead of passing bills about the way people should dress.
I was reading in one of the news websites a while ago about a guy who was convicted of raping a toddler and the dude got 3 months in jail!
we have a long way to go!

NikkiSab said...

D world has surely changed and I dont tink I like wat I see.

aloted said...

nawa o..i guess they were just trying to get the "goverment's" attention but what does that solve?

oga ooooooooo

Free-flowing Florida said...

isn't this so like naija! misplaced priority. dis is revolting. i dey shame all d time i think am 4rm d same country as all these pple

Writefreak said...

Wow..where have i been? I didn't hear this! rubbish and nonsense!
How you dey o jare?

Writefreak said...

Wow..where have i been? I didn't hear this! rubbish and nonsense!
How you dey o jare?

Smaragd said...

just hearing about this...

OUCH! for Nigeria at 48!

FineBoy Agbero said...

i was just wonderin abt d possiblity of d kidnappers actually pickin some kids off d streets durin d protests. Wetin d organizes go say?

Sherri said...

poor children!
abeg, give the parents brownie points for doing something( however ill conceived and probably ineffective)
and being consistent..

how are u?

pink gloves said...

lol. I am laughing a bitter laugh. The adults that put the children in a march should be flogged publicly. Seriously, how is that going to solve the problem?

LG said...

CHIN UP CHILDREN'
IT IS WELL

exschoolnerd said...

thats so wrong..whoever suggested that...is really stoopid...i think parents should have been the one doing the protesting!!!

Believer said...

egbon mi, how far. Children should be allowed to be children. You have been presented an award, please check my page for more details. The Almighty will make you smile, dance and sing in Jesus name.

Doja said...

Honestly the situation in the Niger delta is just baffling, how can people think that kidnapping children will solve their problems, I thought they were fighting for the future of their kids.

Rita said...

I feel you...

Government needs to get to the root of the matter and let the children focus on what is important for them...

Tolantino said...

@30+

It is true that the kids who were on the streets protesting are not the kids being kidnapped but at the same time, you will agree with me that the kidnap of any child, rich or poor is an unforgivable crime. Also, the newspaper article did not mention the backgrounds of the kids who were involved in this demonstrations so it is possible that these kids may be classmates/schoolmates of kids who have been kidnapped. We as humans tend to react to shock and awe. I find it shocking that these kids had to go on the streets.. I hope the kidnappers will also feel the same and leave children out of this mess.

It may be worth to note that these kids also asked for school fees to be paid, jobs to be made available for unemployed folks. It may not not amount to much changes but at least it is a precedent. The folks in the Niger Delta live in the most miserable conditions ever and Nigeria is a member of OPEC. You just have to look at the other countries who are also members of OPEC and see how we pale in comparison to these other countries.

What we need in Nigeria is a revolution. All people young and old need to stop being complacent because they feel as though the issues arising does not affect them. It affects us all, the poverty, the lack of facilities.. Every Nigerian who is able is supposed to be carrying placards protesting against all the injustices that are being committed against us all.. Most importantly, Nigerians need to start to appreciate the simple act of sacrifice.. the parents of these kids sacrificed for their kids to go protest and bring attention to the kidnappings.. I doubt that if these parents themselves had gone out to protest, they would have gotten this much publicity.

What we need is a generation who is willing to make sacrifices for the general population. This after all, is what leadership is supposed to be all about..

30+ sorry for going on like this.. but i really do feel passionately about the subject.. take kia

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