Monday, October 18, 2010

Trapped miners.... If It Were in Nigeria.

Last night I dreamt that 33 Nigerian miners were trapped underground and the government decided to send a capsule down to rescue them one after the other.

When the miners knew of the rescue plan, they began to argue amongst themselves on who goes first. Zoning was suggested but they could not agree on which zone will go first. Eventually in a struggle to determine who goes first, the capsule was damaged and several of them got injured. MEND then issued a threat message warning that they would set off a bomb if any South-south miner was critically injured. 

Meanwhile, the FEC had awarded the capsule contract to JB and we are still awaiting delivery three months later.  There is a probe going on to unravel this and retrieve the award sum before we get to the issue of what formula to adopt for the rescue and which miner comes out first.
In the mean time, traditional rulers from the miners' towns are paying solidarity visits to the president to thank him for his efforts to rescue the miners.

The first lady had just invited the wives of the Nigerian miners to Abuja for dinner at the Hilton! The first ladies from the 36 states will also be in attendance. All including the wives of the miners will wear the Goodluck for President Ankara.

CNN reported early this morning that after 10 months underground all the 33 Nigerian miners have died and the Nigerian government has declared seven days of mourning during which the Nigerian flag will be flown at half mast to honour the dead. The event will cost 2 Billion naira only.

Meanwhile, JB has sued the FGN for the balance of the contract sum. In a similar development, the National secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria has also faulted the decision of the Federal government on the dead miners, and advised that  the senate should conduct appropriate investigation into the matter. The senate then had to constitute an adhoc committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of the 33miners, the committee was give a 4weeks ultimatum to submit their report. The dead bodies are to be flown to India for the post mortem.  This was estimated not to cost more than 1 Billion Naira conservatively.


Nigeria, when will YOU grow?




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salako a. sunday is a banking professional with interest in busines technology, mobility and social media.