Government and a Nigerian Family
I can boldly say that this government is against my innocent family, but I can’t just say why the government would continue to this to use every year.
That was the claim of a Nigerian who introduced himself to Everyeveryng as Olusegun Douglas also known as Eleto cried out about why his family gets unpleasant actions from the government yearly.
According to him, this unpleasantness started last year after the yearly Democracy Day celebration was changed from May 29 to June 12.
” I am from a family of 5, and we have some fantastic birthday dates in my family, for instance, my mother was born on October 1, 1960, and my sister was born on May 29, sometimes in the late 1980s.
” So we always enjoy two birthdays as public holidays in the family, which was quite enjoyable, until the government came with a new decision to change democracy day from one of these birthdays to June 12.
” That would have been better if the date was changed to June 6, because one of my siblings was born on that day, but alas, it was June 12.
The man who could not hold his emotions stressed that though he is in support of the day set to honour the late M. K.O Abiola, but it was in a way not pleasant for his family’s birthday celebrations.
He continued ” we moved on and forgot about that in honour of Abiola, as if that was going to be a history gone with 2019 until another announcement was made on Monday, April 27.
“The government said the lockdown would be eased, and it was going to commence on Monday, May 4, and I screamed that is my birthday. Is this going to be a repeat of what was done last year?
Olusegun Douglas lamented that the government should not have made the easing of the lockdown start on another day and not May 4, that happens to be his day of birth.
He stressed that the day might end up not being a so much good day for Nigerians because of the fear of reckless mingling in the midst of a pandemic.
The young Nigerian stressed that it was reasonable to the government to think about the welfare of its people, but the level of ease giving to the lockdown at this moment might end up being counterproductive to the fight against the Coronavirus spreading deeply into the Nigerian communities.
” I do not want my birthday to be remembered for a crop of not so good events; this government should stop targeting my family members’ birthday dates. We should be left alone to celebrate in peace.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari relaxed the lockdown order he issued on The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State, replacing it with a national curfew among many other restrictions.