Now That Nigeria Digs For Chicken

In Port Harcourt last week the news came that people dug up chicken that were seized and buried by the Nigeria Customs Service.

6 months ago, this would have been news because Nigeria was still above water. If anything, most people kept up their spending habits as those that had jobs still got their salaries.

There was also hope. Had they  not just elected a president that was going to change theirs lives overnight?

After since months there is a change alright. But hardly the type that they expected.

Writers began to warn as early as November 2014 that it would not matter who won the elections; Nigeria will not be the same again financially.
And it is not because politicians stole money but because the nation will simply earn less from its main source of revenue. Oil.

All that is painful clear to a people that have never known real personal economic stability. Even at the best of times.

Nigerians are quick to hope and wish away dangers. They even get a perverse joy from proving with their lives that those giving the advice are wrong.

Now the news has hit home. Namely that Nigeria is broke along with its many citizens.

The chicken in Port Harcourt may have been contaminated but those who dug them up don't care.

They don't have the option to care .Scavengers are not choosers.
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