Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The panel set up by the Nigerian House of Representatives to investigate the "Etteh scandal" has declared that "due process was not completely followed in awarding contracts".

The only issue remaining is whether Etteh will have to step down from her position and that decision will not be made until mid October because a two-week recess was recently announced. The recess is supposedly intended to give politicians time "to enable ... various [House] committees liaise with the respective ministries over the 2008 Budget".

According to ThisDay newspaper, 5 members of the 9-man investigating panel want Etteh indicted. The other 4 would rather have the management of the National Assembly indicted instead.

Apparently, Etteh is now wooing South Eastern state governors for their support in keeping her job. Nevertheless, this whole fiasco continues to unravel while Yardy visits the U.S. and is giving speeches where he calls himself a "Servant Leader". He should have gotten his house in order before going abroad to utter words like 'servant' and 'leader' if you ask me. How, do you ask? Tell Etteh to resign, regardless of whether or not the allegations are true because her presence in that position (Speaker of the House) discredits the position, the party, the country. He has not had a forceful enough public reaction to this incident and yet he hails himself as being anti-corruption!

Well, I rather read about Fortunatus Nwachukwu, the new Nigerian Head of Protocol at the Vatican. I am not Catholic, but as a Nigerian I am proud of my country man for achieving this position. Maybe he can get the Pope to pray very hard for my people. God knows we need serious Holy Ghost fayah and Holy Water because clearly we mere humans continue to suffer under the strain of doing the right thing at the right time in Nigeria.

PS - Wetin happen wey Igbo people dey give their children serious name like Fortunatus? I bet he got teased mercilessly all the time as a kid!

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Omodudu said...

seemed to work for him. Quite fortunate...

Femme said...

my sister no find ma trouble o.

but really i ask the same question.
but i think its a catholic thing too. many igbos are catholic.
i had a neigbour whose house boys were livinus, silvanus, hyginous and lucky (which i guess is really fortunatus).i swear i'm not making this up.
lol at omodudu

Toluwa said...

lol...i know this is an old post..but am serously laughing @ femme comment...lol!

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