Now that in Nigeria the incidents of ethno-religiously motivated murderous rampage, lynching and other forms of mob actions against communities and individuals have become too common to trigger public shock relative to their severity, as they have also become too frequent to prompt appropriate government measures to prevent a recurrence, one wonders how on earth the country fits in with the civilized world.
Let me begin this piece by stating a fact.
Many have predicted it, a lot many more, had expected it, which is the rejection of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nothing hampers, frustrates or delays a nation’s quest for meaningful development than having its affairs presided over by individuals who are in public office for all other reasons, but service to humanity.
Nigeria is ranked 170 out of 189 countries appraised on the ‘Ease of Doing Business”.
With the formation of the IDFP to promote dialogue among adherents of various religions in the country, the dream for peaceful dialogue is set to be achieved, with both Christianity and Islam having equal representation in the forum.
Maybe I am going soft as a result of exposure to other civilizations, a few weeks back, a story in the Daily Trust caught my attention.