I have been searching the web, looking for answers, to questions that have already been asked. Seeking for comfort from friends, and strangers I do not know. No amount of answers will right the wrongs. No amount of solutions will change the hands of time.
Yesterday, my pain was for the victims who were involved in the tragedy. Today, the pain lingers. And much more so for the victims who do not know that they are: Nigerians, including you and me. I said I wouldn't blog about this, but somehow I feel the need to speak. So this is what I have to say:
We are our problem! After all, most of those in government were once ordinary citizens.
We are our problem! Aren't those in the lower echelons of government still ordinary citizens like you and me?
Do they need the government to tell them their jobs? Should we be forming committees when organizations like the NCAA exist? When ministries exist to oversee various areas?
I have gotten angry, I have ranted and I have seen it all: the cycle continues.....
But by all means, we should still rant and rave. After all, it is when the good man is silent that evil is perpetrated the more.
We should rant and rave but it shouldn't be directed only at the government: it should be directed also at the common man.
We should rant and rave, even if we do not have the solution now: One day someone will hear, or we will be moved by our own words to act.
For this particular tragedy, words have failed me. Just a few years ago it was Sosoliso and Bellview. No I have not forgotten because I personally knew people who were affected. I also had a testimony in the wake of the tragedy so no, I have not forgotten.
Today it is Dana. It will be harder to forget: this tragedy in the midst of several other tragedies!
I'm angry and broken, but again, words have failed me.
I'll stop here but then I'm tempted to point fingers. I won't....
........because at least three more are pointing back at me!
May God comfort the families of those involved in this tragedy. And may the souls of the deceased rest in peace!