It is that time of day, or should I say night? When normal people are sleeping and my humble self is awake looking for solutions to Nigeria's compounding problems.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo once quoted as saying
"While most Nigerian men are busing caressing women of easy virtues in the middle of the night, myself and a few others, are busy looking for solutions to Nigeria's complicated problems"
For the records, I have not claimed to be Chief Obafemi Awolowo
And there are no more women of easy vitues in Nigeria
That was way back then.
The current Inspector General Police is making me think the unimaginable.
The man has graduated and joined the ranks of current and past crazy Nigerian leaders.
He published his one cell phone number for easy access to hi.
There are about 150 million Nigerians who now have direct access to Inspector General Abubakar.
A senior and very funny colleague at Chrysler Corporation used to tease me all the time.
His name was Jerry Flynn and he is deceased.
May his soul rest in peace.
Jerry taught me along with other decorated veterans, Cost Accounting and Inventory Standards settings.
A select few of us managed inventory for Chrysler' in all of their Components and Power-Train facilities in the US.
Every so often, Jerry, a Caucasian American, will tell the group that there is only one phone booth in Nigeria.
He said that everyone always lined up to make calls in this one and only phone booth.
With this level of difficulty, Jerry often wondered how I communicated with my relatives in Nigeria
He was joking at the time.
Jerry was a chain smoker and he died of lung cancer.
If Jerry is alive today, I would have called to let him know that the entire Nigeria Police now has one functioning phone number.
The cell phone number of Nigeria's top police officer.
I just tried calling and found out the phone line is not toll free.
What the hell is going on?
Things are getting from bad to worse in Nigeria.
This absolutely is one funny way of telling Nigerians that things are worse than they appear.
This is beyond absurdity.
It is also stupidity.
If this was supposed to be a joke, it is indeed a brainless joke.
How did we get to this point?
Now that I have promptly solved this problem, for good use of my quiet time in the dead of the night.
I have to move to the next problem.