Good morning great young mind, how was your weekend? Hope it turned up for you oh, and that you had plenty reasons to celebrate and pop some champagne wearing gloves. Hope you didn’t Bath with salt Hot water and pepper oh! :p Hope you had fun? Please I don’t mean to sound like a Monday whiner,
after all I tire no be lazy, but is it me,
or are Saturdays and Sundays less than 24 hours?? I mean these 2 days seem to
be 17 hours or something, man go just sleep now now, wake up now now, and bam Monay e haf reach. Mcheeewww. Nawa oh!
So last week was not just hard and busy for me, it was difficult, and in as much as I had the opportunity to do some hanging out with one fine Babe, and Drink some careless bottles before COB, it was still tough all in all. I mean I was so busy that I didn’t have time to be a part of the world last week, and more less a Part of Nigeria. I didn’t have time to understand the gravity of the position that we had gotten ourselves into, nor the quick sand that we were gradually sinking into. I didn’t have time to actually realize that we faced a Potential threat, I didnt have time to know that EBOLA was real here, and killing people.
So over the weekend, I got time to Lounge and chill, I mean my Doctor of Life sister is home, so I hardly know my way to the kitchen these days buahahahahah. I just Lounge, and Lounge, and Lounge all Saturday, plus my family is finally free from my Biafra meals I used to cook, and all the Rice punishment I gave them all the while :). And I am like Yeaaahhh mehhhnnn!!! This is the life. So during one of my lounging sessions, I was opportuned to read about these Dreaded Ebola thingy
I mean it is all
over my Timeline on Facebook, so I had no option. Some persons even called me
inconsiderate for talking about making money and dreaming big as against posting
about Ebola, and I was like nawa oh! and even when I went for Mass
yesterday, I realized that 1st of all there was no Holy water Jar at
the entrance of the Church, I thought maybe the church warders forgot, so I just
went in regardless, and then I later noticed that there was no usual hugging
and sign of “Peace of the lord be with you”, I mean the shit just got real, and
was high alert. I even saw one over Zealous ANTI- Ebola guy that came to mass
wearing winter gloves, and in my mind I am like “Bros, na you fia pass oh” I mean
it was funny. So this morning I have a burning anger in my heart, and I thought
to come pour it out on my most favorite place in the world, The YnC blog. :)
My first anger is simple, so here goes: NIGERIAN AGENCIES AND MINISTRIES ARE A BUNCH OF NIT-TWITS… You see why I so respect Ms Janyl Benyl (My blog Mother) so much? Months before this Ebola thingy got into Nigeria, she wrote here on the 28th of March 2014, as well as a whole lot of others, warning all west African countries about the potential High risk threat called the Ebola virus, but however nah, Naija as usual, was more interested in sacking Ms. Stella Oduah, and returning those Stupid Coscharis cars she bought for 500 Million Dollars or so, as against setting up PREVENTIVE measures to keep her citizens safe. I mean can we see the level of stupidity our leaders and ministers portray day in day out? How easy would it have been to set up screening centers at the Airports? That way the Liberian man who came into the country would have been deported effective immediate, but NOOO!!! They didn’t. My HOD Traveled to Kenya last week, and then even before he left, we heard word that they were screening people departing. Look at even Ghana, have created preventive measures as a way of protecting her citizens. And then NIGERIA, the self acclaimed “GIANT of AFRICA”
mehn nobody berra call this Nation that
thing again oh, or else in the word of Erniesha Tibs , I will give that person
a Bitchslap aswear. Now our FG is
seeking CORRECTIVE measures, and I am like you knew about this thing, and instead
of PREVENTING it then, you did not, and now you seek a cure. Trust the Nigerian Social
media, they who have been deceived by the success of the #bringbackourgirls
campaign have started an #ObamagiveustheZmappdrug campaign, and I am like: I tire
for this Nation jo, I swear this Nation needs an Overhaul.
My Next anger is directed towards
those Bozos called Doctors, Its
funny, cause some of these guys have 3-4 Jobs, yet they still complain about
funds, and go on stupid incessant strikes. They live so flamboyant a lifestyle,
that they see themselves as gods placed on high pedestals, and we as mortals at
their mercy. Now I cannot believe that these people who swore to the
Hippocratic Oath could have the nerve, and absolute absence of conscience to
still remain on an Industrial action in the midst of this crisis. I mean it is
sad. My sister is a Doctor (Mehn I love saying this eh.. come be like say she has
been one for years lmao), and heaven knows that I know how much she suffered
and toiled to get that degree, but I mean regardless of anything, Money nor
funding should not be a reason to let people die. Who will find vaccines for these
illnesses? who will help the already dying transit easily? If you guys stay on
strike, to what clinic will the poor masses go to, having that you are lounging
in your houses? I mean most of these goons complaining (I mean Doctors) run
Private clinics in their homes, hence the reason they can go on with the strike
for as long as possible. They are making money regardless, and are just plain
And finally I rant at the Nigerian Populace. Now when this Ebola thingy started, It was like a Joke. I went on social networks, and all I saw were hilarious pictures, and I as one laughed so hard as I saw these pictures. Some guys covered their faces with nylon bags, and wore gloves et al, it was just funny. But over the weekend, it struck me that a problem with the Nigerian populace, is that we play with everything. I as one have done some stupid jesting in the past that got me into a whole lot of trouble, but this Ebola thing is scary. People are dying, families are being wiped away from the face of the earth like it’s a curse from hell, this shouldn't be a time to pull a wise crack, or create some hilarious picture, this is a time for Nigerians to think, for the Nigerian Medical laboratories graduates to lock themselves in the Lab and mix chemical upon chemical till they find a cure, this should be not a test of Humor, but a test of brains, abilities, and purpose. But oh well, Like my Principal used to call and say to me back in Secondary school, “A Clown will always be a clown”, but Even Hugh Jackman who started his career as a clown, knew when shit got real, and when it was time for him to define his purpose, and chart a new course for his life, he did.
Today as I end my rant, I implore you my Family and my friend to stay safe. I have pointed fingers at the goons and nit-twits that should protect us, but who are too oriented in chasing cash than helping us, I have ranted. But I guess all this changed nothing, and so I point the final finger at you and I. It is us who can save ourselves, it is us who can stop this Virus from going haywire, it is us who can prevent ourselves from having but 21 days to live, it is us who can choose life as against Death. So today I implore you all to stay safe, to wash frequently not just your hands, but up to your elbows. As a child, and even as a 22 year 9 month old that I am, I hate bathing 2 times a day, maybe its my way of saving water and soap in the house J:), but oh well I hate it. but I guess it’s time for the lot like me to start taking showers like it was going out of fashion, and start a new self hygiene process. At this moment my Dear Nigerians, its not bathing with salt and Water plus maggi, Tin Tomato, Thyme and curry, nor Kolanut that will save us, it is only GOD, and our self hygiene.
Permit me to share with you something Dr. Duru shared with me last night, I mean she was in the next room oh, but she still chose to send it to me via Whatsapp, and I am like: oh mehn Internet has made all man Lazy eh lolz so here goes:
US Embassy Alert: In order to help our Embassy Community better understand some key points about Ebola virus we consulted with our medical specialists at the U S State Department & assembled this list below, worded in plain language for easy understanding. • The suspected reservoirs for Ebola are fruit bats.
• Transmission to humans is thought to originate from infected bats or primates that have become infected by bats. Under-cooked infected bat and primate (bush) meat transmits the virus to humans.• Human to human transmission is only achieved by physical contact with a person who is acutely and gravely ill from Ebola virus or their body fluids.
• Transmission among humans is almost exclusively among caregiver family members or health care workers tending to the very ill.• The virus is easily killed by contact with soap, bleach, sunlight, or drying. A washing machine will kill the virus in clothing saturated with infected body fluids.• A person can incubate the virus without symptoms for 2-21 days, the average being 5-8 days before becoming ill. THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS until they are acutely ill.
• Only when ill does the viral load express itself first in the blood and other bodily fluids (e.g vomit, feaces, urine, breast milk, semen and sweat).• If you are walking around you are not infectious to others.
• There are documented cases from Kikwit, DRC of an Ebola outbreak in a village that had the custom of children never touching an ill adult. Children living for days in one room huts with parents who died from Ebola did not become infected..
• You can't contract Ebola by handling money or swimming in a pool. •There's no medical reason to stop flights,close borders, restrict travel or close embassies,businesses or schools.• Always practice good hand washing techniques, you will not contract Ebola if you do not touch a dying person.Pls share this information & try not to spread panic on social media
Thank you so much for the past 7 minutes of your time, you do us a great honor with it, as there is no me without you. My prayer for you this week is simple: MAY EBOLA NOT COME NEAR NEITHER YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILIES, NOR YOUR ENEMIES, cause trust me, that shit is scary.
P.S: The good thing about Ebola is that even Prostitutes are scared as hell. On my way to my desk each morning, I usually see like 10/day, but this morning, the streets of Ademola Alakija was as clean as there was a freaking curfew, and then it hit me, that no one wants to die… Tomi and One + The ONE are doing some real Operation on my conscience through their blogs oh, so I might soon turn to a Born Again again sef, cause the fear wey dey catch me no be here… but oh well, no one knows…
Do have a Ghen-ghen week oh, and please stay safe. No SEX, no Hugs, No French kissing, no Clubbing, no PDA. I mean its rational to stay celibate for now and stay safe, you have the rest o your life to fles, but for now stay safe people, please. And if your are outside Nigeria, all I can say is: Please Pray for Nigeria, cause Shit just got real here. We are scared as hell. :(.