Lagos Government fixing all roads at the same time, ah ah, what kind of ins…
In 2003, a Nigerian male vocalist from Abeokuta, Taiwo Adeboye aka Bembe Aladisa had sang a particular song titled “Eyin oyinbo, e wa fun mi ni visa; ilu yi su mi” which translates to “You white people, come and give me visa, I am tired of this nation.” Taiwo sang this song to pass across his frustration about the country to the Nigerian government, other Nigerian citizens and of course, to the white people.
View the lyrics and translation of the song “Eyin oyinbo e wa fun mi ni visa; ilu yi su mi (You white people, come and give me visa, I am tired of this nation) below
Eyin oyinbo, ewa fun mi ni visa (You white people; come and give me visa)
Ilu yi su mi, ewa fun mi ni visa (I am tired of this country; come and give me visa.)
Ebi yi poju, ewa fun mi ni visa (This hunger is too much; come and give me visa)
Esi future, ewa fun mi ni visa (There is no future in this country; come and give me visa.)
Esi security, ewa fun mi ni visa (There is no security; come and give me visa.)
Ki ma ku o, ewa fun mi ni visa (So that I don’t die; come and give me visa.)
Moni ki n ma ku o, ewa fun mi visa (I said, so that I don’t die; come and give me visa.)
In 2003, there was so much hunger, insecurity and corruption in Nigeria. Taiwo was frustrated which made him sing that song. Interestingly, help came his way; they flew him out of the country where he received better life.
It is saddening that what Taiwo sang about is still happening in the nation; in fact it is worse. There is no food or food is too expensive; so there is so much hunger. There is insecurity; people are being killed day in day out. A lot is really happening in the country which makes it look like “There is really no future” just like Taiwo sang in one of the lines of his song…
Now, despite the hardship, inflation and frustration, people are still trying to survive. People still go out, even if they don’t make money or if it is just little that they make. They just must go out…
However, the Lagos government is not making it east for these Nigerians trying to survive despite the harsh economy.
Lagos Government is fixing all roads at the same time.
How can a government that is sensitive and sensitive to the plight of the people be fixing all roads at the same time. Don’t they know the meaning of road again? It is a passage to a place. Google dictionary defines road as “a wide way leading from one place to another.”
So if you “as in Lagos State Government and the entire team”are now fixing all connected roads at the same time, please where exactly do we want to pass. Where do I want to pass?
This is unfair o. Ko da o! Just acting unquestionable, like a God who can do and undo. A good government should always be concerned about the citizens, and try to make adjustments if whatever project they are embarking on would impede people’s go about or better still, when people go about their activities.
Not every body is doing a remote job. Delivery jobs can’t be done inside the house. A lot of jobs can’t be done remotely. Commercial bus riders can’t operate from home or be riding passengers inside their house. So, if you are blocking all roads at the same time, traffic will definitely increase as well as transportation fare. There will also be an increase in crime.
Just negodu (see) the Lagos State road construction happening in the whole of Yaba, Ojuelegbe, Maryland, Bariga, Pako, Unilag Gate, Akoka all at the same time…
Hmmm, really at the rate things are going awkward in this country, I am speechless!
In fact, I am sure in 2003 when Taiwo sang the song, only a few Nigerians wanted to exit the country. But, honestly, the way Nigeria is going, as Nigeria stands today, over half of the nation will desire the visa. What is half, over 85% of Nigerians will desire the visa and probably be singing “Eyin oyinbo, ewa fun mi ni visa…” Even me self, I want visa.
Ah ah kilo sele gan gan! (As in what is really happening na?)