While we are happy to be doing things and being grateful for all that we are given despite not being up to whatever it is that we planned, and we are finally closing in on the end of 2019, then let us look at the pros and cons of the festivity. The horses are closed so importation is seized so that Nigerian made foods can be bought, promoted, consumed and improved upon. But then again a hand full of individuals are fighting this plans and setting markets all over the country ablaze.
The Nigerian rice that we were asked to patronise are now as unbelievably expensive. As expensive as the imported would have been if they’re were allowed into the country. This is how you know that economic sabotage is such a huge thing is this country. I mean who are we kidding? No one monitors the prices of goods and services, no one stops these misbehaviours and unnecessary price hikes. People are islands and they do whatever the heck they want with prices and services and we have no option than to patronise them nevertheless.
As we draw to the end of the year in Nigeria, so many people especially the youths are without any source of income, and those who do, have little or nothing to show for it because so many family members are relying on them and asking endlessly for assistance due to the rate of poverty the country people are dealing with.
The high number of people without jobs are confidently going into crime and they are doing it with so much lacknof fear of the police.
A friend of mine was robbed amid so many other people I know that have equally been robbed in a space of one month. She went to the police to officially report and get an assistance with tracking her phone but they were more interested in extorting her with things so unbelievably stupid as making her pay for police report, charging her double for affidavit and constantly telling her she is a big girl to have been using such an expensive missing phone. This friend of mine was constantly reaching the criminals through her missing line, but the police man started avoiding her phone calls.
There are so many Nigerians turning to all sorts of crimes to survive, or even make ends meet so desperately. They are attacking, killing, robbing and ruining the already stressed out workers in the society. People are robbed at every single time of the day and at every single place possible even at their homes. The police are overwhelmed and thereby avoiding victims. Don’t think you are not robbable dear readers, so while we can’t rely on the police of our country to protect us, then here are some things that we can do to help keep ourselves safe while we survive this season, governement and time.
- Drop your ATM with plenty money at home and carry the one with only small for your day
- Delete Bank transaction messages from your phone
- Drop your expensive phone at home if you must go out at night
- While in traffic at night, control your urge to go on social media so you don’t attract criminals with your phone light
- Resist making money calls in public to avoid giving ideas to criminals
- If you go to work in the early hours of the day, then avoid dark and scanty places and stand at the a well lit places
- Be very vigilant at all times.
- Limit the show of affluence in public
- Try to go back home before night fall as many of these crimes at done in the dark
- Becareful with entering private vehicles and letting strangers enter yours
- Letting strangers into your home at night is a no.no.
- While driving , always look into your rare view mirror to know when you are being followed.
- Avoid the bank and have all transactions done fast
- Do not have phone apps in your phone since you can do transactions with bank USSD code. This is because you will be forced to make transactions.
- Don’t go arguing, challenging, threatening and fighting with an armed robber. Don’t be stupid.