I don vex. Make nobody hold me o. this Tinubu must go prison and this week! Wetin sef? How only one man go do all the thing wey AIT talk say e do and nobody fit to stop am for street say, “Hey come here Ol Boy, dis thing dem talk say you do, na true?” As if all dat one no do, the guy de use one kin otumokpo de take de suppress us. Wey be say, fourteen million people for Lagos, nobody fit get up ask am any question. This bobo de try o!
Now wey be say AIT don get anointing to deliver us from shackle, dem don do documentary. Dem don tell us how the man na BAAAAAD MON, wetin dem wan make we do now? Because one thing wey me I sure be say dem no spend all dat money to tell me say Bola Tinubu na bad man make I for just know, then enter room go sleep. E get wetin dem de hope to get wey make dem do dat documentary. Or to talk am another way, e get wetin the person wey pay for dat documentary de expect say we go do after we don watch am.. I de hear sef say dem don de ready to do Rotimi Amaechi documentary too. Before dat new soup done, wetin we go take dis soup wey dey table do? I de come, make I enter history.
Time wey never tey for back, dem do documentary and at one na against Buhari. That thing reign erh! E be like when grass de catch fire for harmattan. People de take dem small money enter internet go watch am as dem money fit carry. Others no sleep for night sake of say dem de wait whether AIT go still do the repeat broadcast. After plenty people don finally watch am na so we de wait say wetin next? Sharp sharp, AIT organize poll for dem website make dem take judge as the people de react on top wetin dem just tell dem. The poll begin, de go, de go, de gooooooo, until something come tell dem say yawa de gas yawally. Buhari just de flash Jonathan de go, and as night de continue, the gap de be like gap between Sambisa Forest and Olumo Rock. We sleep dat night with mind say for morning we go see whether the gap don enter Cape Coast. As we enter website for morning, wetin we see? Hehehehehehe you kukuma know na.
Wetin happen overnight? Dem say website don crash. Den dem say na APC over-voting na im crash am. Say some APC people hide for near river and from there dem de vote de vote until dem take vote wound the website. The point here be say, since dem do the Buhari documentary, wetin come do Buhari? I think say the answer to that question be say more people come de like the man. If no be say somebody de smoke mosquito coil, how you go do the same fuck-up two time or even three time and you de wait different result?
Anyway, dem don do documentary and dem de prepare to do more. E fit be say dem de achieve dem goal or e fit be say the money wey dey dem hand too much. But now wey dem don do the do, wetin dem want make we do because of dem do.
#1. DEM DE EXPECT MAKE WE DISCUSS WHERE WE DE MEET, DEN MAKE WE ENTER STREET
Dem want make we gather as we de gather for the places wey we de gather. And from there, make we carry placard enter street, and make we condemn Tinubu and accept Jona. You know the places we de gather at all? Hehehehe I go tell you.
NEWSPAPER STAND: Most of us wey de gather there no get work. Na to come there come hear the latest and then to shift the discussion to Chelsea, Barca, Man U and Arsenal in the end. Each newspaper stand get some people wey be leaders of thought. Some na businessmen wey no de do early morning business. Some na retired people wey government de owe salary. Some na politician wey dem don sideline wey de vex. When you raise matter say dis Tinubu na thief, one of dem fit look up from newspaper ask you say, “Dem wey de complain be wetin?” In the end we go enter Barca and Chelsea until we waka. We de take dat one reduce the pain wey dey we belle. Na abuse we de abuse government most of the time.
BUS STOP/QUEUE: This place na one of our many suffer point. When we no see bus enter or when dem don make us queue die to save or collect money from bank, to pay for NEPA, to register for one idiot thing or the other, to collect PVC. Na there we de smile, de fight de settle de discuss. For dis kind point, any discussion fit end any time you see bus or your turn reach for queue. Many times, na frustration no de let us think straight. You fit raise Tinubu matter for queue of thirty people make nobody answer you.
VIEWING CENTRE: for here, once game start, every political nonsense suspend, except when referee don cheat us and we all shout PeeDeePee! All the talk resume for half time or the time between end of one game and start of another. Many intelligent people no de talk for here. Big boys and girls no de come here at all. Na over-sabi, over-kako people na dem plenty pass for here. If your voice loud or you sabi demo, na you go win every argument. One person go colonize talk and e go de lie de swear say na true. For here, the TV must not tune to AIT by mistake sef.
JOINT/BAR/AREA na here be the real place and plenty people de discuss here. Sometimes the music fit loud sotey una go de shout to hear each other. But we go still de talk. The wahala be say, the more we drink, the more we de miss the point. Discussion wey start as wetin dem talk about Tinubu fit end with which woman for town de cook the best bokoto or catfish. When we finish our drink, we go enter road and we don forget wetin we talk. Many of us, na dis same bar make us no register for election. Na dis bar wey no let some of us go collect out PVC till now.
I no think say any of us go enter street on we own because of Tinubu. But if the campaign fund show, we fit o, but dat is a professional level. We do am, collect money and enter bar again.
The other thing wey dem fit de expect us to do be say make we no vote for Tinubu. But Tinubu no de contest na. So dat mean to say, make we no vote for Ambode, Amosun, Ajumobi, Buhari…the list long.
Why because Tinubu de control dem and the man go just take over. E make sense to stop Tinubu if the man de hide for back de control empire. In fact, the man must go jail. But na we de jail people? Na who wan jail am? I don think am say how we fit use the yam and goat formula take catch Tinubu. But I fear o. From wetin AIT talk, if we use dat style against Tinubu, the yam fit chop the goat. Gbaaaaam! The goat go vanish!
E don near eight years since dis man comot for office. The time e dey office, na immunity we de blame. For nearly eight years now, na wetin we de blame? One small time, dem say e get foreign account the time e be governor. Na so dem carry am go Abuja. Dem do drama and dem put am for inside accused box. E de look dem. The way e pose for inside that box sef no be like accused. E pose like don! Ahhh Tinubu na bad man! Dem talk go up. Dem talk come down. Dem say dem see say all the time e be governor, e no once use the account. Dem free the man. I no know who pay transport wey the man take come back Lagos.
Since den, nothing. EFCC dey. Dem no talk. ICPC and Police dey. Dem no talk. Army dey, DSS dey and NSCDC sef dey. Dem no talk. NDLEA dey, NAFDAC sef dey and in addition to all dat, FG sef dey. Dem no fit do nothing? No one fit catch am? All dis thief wey Tinubu thief, every every wey de catch thief just leave am make e de waka free. Na AIT dem send make dem find am guilty without trial. Na me dem want make I punish am with my vote. Anyway, most people don make up dem mind who dem go vote. If another documentary dem come, make e hurry.
Meantime, make somebody help us tell people wey de collect salary to catch thief say make dem do dem work. No be we suppose punish Tinubu.
(Ahmad is startled by the sound of his son flinging away his schoolbag as he ran in from school, his mother trying to console the crying boy)
Junior: Daddy! Daddy! Daddy is it true?
Ahmad: Is what true?
Junior: Is it true that you are going to jail?
Ahmad: Whaaat? Going to jail for doing what? (looking at his wife) Where did he get this nonsense?
Wife: (spreading her hands dramatically) I don’t know but I think it was at school.
Junior: (sobbing) Daddy, but is it true?
Ahmad: Of course not. Where did you hear that?
Junior: My classmates were mocking me. They said if Buhari becomes president, you and Uncle Obadimu would be sent to prison. They say you are bad people.
(There is shocked silence as husband and wife stare at each other)
Ahmad: Which kind of school is this that children discuss politics? (turning to Junior) Come here little man. Go get your lunch. There is no such thing as jail for Big Daddy. Some people are jealous of us that is all. Go get some food and rest. We will go out together.
(Wiping his eyes with the back of his hands, the boy exits)
Wife: I always told you to stop discussing politics in front of this boy but you won’t listen.
Ahmad: Is that why anyone should take this thing to children in primary school?
Wife: Haven’t your people taken this to church? Why does it surprise you that children also know?
Ahmad: This is preposterous!
Wife: But come to think of it, is this prison thing a possibility?
Ahmad: (eyes flashing in anger) Even you?
Wife: (raising both hands in surrender)
Ahmad: (Picking his phone, dialing and waiting a while to connect) Oba, we need to talk o. Carry Eze follow body, make we meet for area sharply. Wahala dey o.
(About 45 minutes later, Ahmad, Obadimu and Eze are sitting in a bar)
Barman: Oga, wetin make I bring for una?
Obadimu: We no run. Make we talk wetin carry us come, we go drink after. (Barman moves away)
Ezeike: Bros wetin de pursue frog for day time abeg.
Ahmad: My pikin come back from school today de cry. E de ask me say whether na true say I de go prison. Imagine that? (Ezeike and Obadimu look at each other). Una no talk?
Obadimu: Which kind school you put your pikin? Which kind yeye thing be dis?
Ezeike: Bia, this matter don de pass play o. Even pikin don de follow de talk am now.
Ahmad: Follow de talk wetin?
Obadimu: Prison na. Say Buhari go carry we go prison if we win.
Ezeike: Wetin we do wey dem go carry us reach prison?
Obadimu: Wetin we no do? This one be like business as usual for your eye? You no read wetin Baba de talk for Nigeria and London?
Ezeike: Nobody de believe am sef.
Ahmad: Who lie give you? Yoruba people too do follow-follow.
Obadimu: I hear. No be Hausa follow-follow de cause dis problem so? No matter wetin you prove to dem, na Sai Baba go be the last answer. Una people tire person sef.
Ezeike: Nobody go vote for murderer, person wey no enter kindergarten.
Obadimu: You still dey on that level. The man don jump am pass. Even if person lie for you, you suppose de lie give yourself?
Ezeike: For my side, na full support. Which Igbo man with correct blood for im vein go vote that Gambari old expired man?
Ahmad: Eze your people no matter for dis matter. Even if all of una vote for Oga, the thing wey de blow whistle go still de blow whistle.
Ezeike: Then make una people vote like my people make whistle end.
Ahmad: Eze your people no understand politics and dem no care. Dis matter pass buying and selling.
Ezeike: Which election no be buying and selling? Everything na buy and sell. Buy vote, buy crowd, buy journalist, buy media house, buy protesters. Na una people wey no get market strategy.
Ahmad: People abeg, wetin be dis? My wife ask me say whether dis prison talk na true. Na true?
Obadimu: Na true o. I no go lie you. You don see paper today?
Ezeike: The place wey Baba de talk say na fear de catch Oga make Buhari no send am go jail. Which kind yeye talk be dat?
Obadimu: No be dat news I de talk. I read say dem wan arrange meeting for Buhari and Oga, sake of say make dem settle wetin go happen if Buhari go win by mistake.
Ahmad: I read am too. Make e no come be say dis big boys wan cut deal and dem go leave us make Buhari take us do example? See the way Olisa Metuh de talk like Pentecostal pastor. Dat man don see wetin we never see. Na peace e de preach now o.
Ezeike: Whaaat? Dem no fit try dat kind thing.
Obadimu: Na you go stop dem?
Ahmad: No be say we suppode de plan how to protect ourself so? We sef we no suppose follow dead body enter inside grave na.
Obadimu: (thoughtfully) We don tey together o. We no go de hide mouth talk. Wetin make we do wey go keep us safe if we by mistake lose dis election?
Ezeike: That is simple buying and selling, we go need to join dem. Pure and simple.
Ahmad: So we cut a deal for ourself.
Ezeike: I no know wetin you wan cut but I know say make we think am wella. Den make we meet tomorrow or the day after make we know wetin pay us pass.
Ahmad:Na me go come de shout Sai Buhari up and down? E no easy o.
Ezeike: If you go jail, another person go de marry your wife. Your pikin go de call another person “Daddy” It is simple buying and selling.
Barman: Oga, make I bring drinks now?
Ezeike: Barman come. Which drink dem de serve people for Kirikiri?
Barman: Which place …ha Kirikiri no be prison? Dem no de serve drink der o. Na suffer dem de serve. Una wan go there?
Ezeike: (rising) God punish your mama.
Since many days now, the thing we de hear for TV na warning from army to some people. DSS don first warn us tey tey say dem go arrest anybody wey insult the president. We no mind dem because we no de insult anybody. To tell person as e be, no be insult. You no fit beat person come tell am say make e no cry. If NEPA collect my money and dem no give me light. And dem say make I come top money plus the one wey siddon berekete for my meter, anything I tell dem no be insult. But if DSS wan arrest anybody sef, dem go first arrest the president and im people because na dem insult demself pass.
Make dat one pass.
If two pikin de fight, correct mama go separate fight first and then make sure say the children understand say fight no good. No matter, no matter. Na bad mama de abuse the other pikin whether her own pikin right or wrong. So, when army and DSS begin de do like bad mama, the best thing we fit do for our country na to help dem understand how we see am. Then we go work together take end nonsense. Dat na the meaning of patriotism. Na two half bum-bum be one nyash.
They that live in glass houses must not hurl bricks, or have someone hurl bricks for them. It is in fact advisable that they have nothing whatsoever to do with bricks. This is why it gets particularly worrisome to see an institution like the army fighting to restore its dignity. Albeit through threats against citizens who they know they could never move against without crises that will be difficult to manage. So what happened to bring them to this kind of position? What do they need to do or avoid to restore the non-partisan dignified stance that they crave so much?
From since the time we small, we de fear soldier. We small when dem go scatter Fela house. All of us know the song “Zombie” but fear no de let us sing am for Boys Scout not to talk of army. Now, we don grow and na the same thing still de happen. Army de appeal for support and sympathy and we de give. If we hear say dem kill soldier on duty, e de pain us. But wait make you see wetin soldiers de do us when dem vex. Soldier go come buy no-testing and e go use am for one month. When NEPA high voltage damage am, e go return am ask for new one. If you no give dem, dem go so beat you. If you stubborn pass, you go reach barracks. Again, make soldier de drive civilian motor. If dem blow horn and you no quick comot, dem go beat you bad bad not to talk of when dem carry dem oga de waka. Una remember Uzoma Okere? Dem tear fine gal cloth for street. Wetin she do? One day, I dey for street for Abeokuta wey one soldier take belt scatter one side of okadaman head. Blood everywhere. Who you wan go report to? Sotey, if one person don know one or two soldiers, na wetin e like e go de do for street. If you challenge am, na uniform you de invite. No be so e suppose be if you de find respect.
Over the years, soldiers in Nigeria have always been elite. Any retired army boss wey no get money is either an idiot or a religious man. All of dem get connect bad bad and nobody fit ask dem where dem get the money wey dem de spend. Na privilege to be soldier. The only time dem de get fight na peace-keeping and even dat one sef, na dollars dem de collect. All dat na before Boko Haram show dem idiot face. Na Boko Haram open soldier nyash wey make us begin de ask question. For the first time, Nigerians saw their army grossly deficient in equipage and performance. These soldier, like our police, are award winners anytime they go out. But here, they found it difficult to put down a rag-tag army of armed street urchins as we once were led to believe. Then the truth hit us all. The urchins were better armed. We began to ask questions about the welfare of the soldiers we were sending out. They are soldiers but they are our children, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives…they are our family. If they were going to die, they needed to put up a fair fight. The pictures and account we received were indeed disheartening. Eventually, even their wives began to protest and refuse to allow them to “go and die”.
For the first time, we begin hear say soldier refuse to go fight. Some vex for dem GOC because dem say dem Oga just waste some of the soldiers dem life wey make Boko Haram ambush dem. Dem catch dem, dem sentence dem to death. Now, the soldiers wey dem don sentence to death don de pursue hundred. Whether dem kill dem o, whether dem leave dem o. The damage don happen. The money dem give army, nobody fit explain where the money waka go. Soldiers de claim say na because dem no give dem weapon na im make dem refuse to fight. Who make we believe now? Na the small small people de die every day. The big oga dem de give press conference. Na waa o. Falana talk, Amaechi talk…next thing na warning.
The one wey bad pass na dis political side. Today, more and more Nigerians don de see army as supporting one side. We still de argue say make everybody shut up, say no be so. Some of us see when dem take PDP motor come carry soldiers for election duties, but we no talk because we no fit prove anything. Abi na you wan snap dem? Then like play, we see soldiers with hood for election for Ekiti. We just de look ni o. Wetin? Their minister dat time de run things. DSS men de protect one candidate. Person tire!
Another thing wey de happen come be say a whole army go de do conference de talk something and we go later see say no be so.
Dem say dem don rescue Chibok girls, dem say no be so..
Dem say na inside evil forest of Sambisa the pikin dem day, den dem say Sambisa no be forest at all.
Dem say dem know where Chibok girls dey, dat na since which month?
Dem say na Ogwuche bomb Nyanya and now to prove am de hard dem.
Dem carry civilian plane and civilians go buy arms, till now dem no answer questions wey Nigerians ask.
Dem say dem capture towns, we de hear say Boko Haram still de control those towns.
Dem announce ceasefire and fire no cease.
A few days ago, the army paraded a few crest-fallen dudes and told us that these creatures successfully conned the army, the DSS and DMI into entering a bogus ceasefire deal. I would certainly have preferred if they stayed quiet about it. How do you flaunt your incompetence yourself? How could those boys have convinced them that whoever they were dealing with were Boko Haram? Who are those people anyway?
This drive to convince Nigerians that they are on top of things is what most exposes them to ridicule. My patriotic suggestion is to stop all press conferences. Instead, they could let their successes speak for them. The persons who have always criticized them would eat their words. Then gradually, they could rebuild their suffering image. Na me me I think o.
If you ask me, dem need to stop all dis talk and just do their thing. The interest we de get na because dem de always enter our space de claim wetin no de help dem. Dem no even need am at all but because dem de wan help somebody make the person be like say e de work, dem de talk and talk. The talk dem talk na im de pursue dem now.
So all dis warning to only one side no go help anybody. Make dem do wetin dem suppose do. Na me go mobilize support for dem, even if nobody send me. Na patriotism make me talk o.
Una Kuku know say we no de blow grammar for wehomezone. But dis matter na grammatical letter wey dem wrote give Oga Governor and if I say make I convert am to pidgin, I fit convert wetin dem no talk join or convert wetin dem talk comot. So I just post am as dem write am. Abeg make una no vex. If you see big grammar just jump am pass or swallow am drink water. Nothing go do you. Oya
JOINT ACTION CONGRESS (JAC)
TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
TASCE/JAC/06/Vol.I/153rd November, 2014
Senator Ibikunle Amosun, fca
Office of the Governor,
WHY THE GOVERNMENT MUST RECONSIDER ITS STAND ON THE 48 MONTHS ARREARS AND TEN MONTHS UNPAID SALARIES
It is an open secret that The Tai Solarin College of Education (formerly Ogun State College of Education) was established in 1978 as the first state-owned tertiary institution in Ogun State mainly for the production of manpower for primary and secondary education through the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) to qualified students upon the completion of their academic programmes. The College took off initially from Igbeba before it was relocated to Ijagun, via Ijebu-Ode. Following the demise of Dr. Tai Solarin, an educationist and in recognition of his landmark contributions and achievement in the field of education, the College was renamed after him by the Ogun State government. Let it be stated that ex-student of the College have distinguished themselves in all field of human endeavour in view of the qualitative education received. No wonder, the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), during the 1999 accreditation exercise rated the College as the best State College of Education and the third best amongst all Colleges of Education (both state and federal combined) in Nigeria.
In view of the monumental progress recorded by the College cum the available human capital, the College in 1998, after twenty years of its existence and training of teachers at NCE level, commenced degree programme in affiliation with the premier University in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan. Not only that, the College was upgraded to a University of Education, the first of its kind in Nigeria in year 2005 while the NCE programmes were run simultaneously with the degree programmes. With this development, all the staff of the College of Education became staff of the University.
The current trauma of the College however commenced in October, 2008, three years after its upgrading to a University when the University Management forcefully and unjustly transferred the services of four hundred and seventy-four staff (474) of the University to a jungle at Omu-Ijebu for the continuation of NCE programmes for reasons yet to be understood. They transferred the services of these staff to the College at Omu contrary to the wish of majority and in contravention of the University’s condition of service/public service rule which only granted the employee to request for such transfer (sample letter of transfer attached). To worsen the disarticulation exercise carried out, the University Management employed over five hundred (> 500) staff to replace the four hundred and seventy-four (474) staff that were unceremoniously and unjustly sent out of the University.
GENESIS OF THE CRISIS
The quality and standard of the working environment where the staff were relocated, Omu, is nothing to write home about. There were no staff offices, no table and chairs, ditto for other office equipment. In fact, the situation then could be tagged ‘begin again’ due to the extent of infrastructural deficit which the staff took in good faith.
Not too long that the College was relocated that the challenge of salary became pronounced. Specifically, since October, 2009, the staff have been subjected to financial deprivation due to non-payment of salary by the government. Between 2009 and November 2014, over ten staff had died untimely due to paucity of fund to cater for their medical expenses while many are suffering from other health challenges due to inability to cater for their medication. As at May 29, 2011, the staff were owed 81/2 months unpaid salaries and 24 months arrears.
Following the change of government in May 29, 2011, an interactive session with Ogun State people was conveyed at your instance at the Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, where you passionately appealed to us that the various staff Unions should suspend the on-going strike to enable the government look into the plight of the Unions. Unfortunately, when the government paid May, June and July 2011 subventions, half salary was paid which has never been hard of and up till now, the outstanding balance of 11/2 months salary was yet to be paid by the government.
With the setting up of the Facts Finding Visitation Panel shortly after your assumption of office, we thought old things had passed away but up till now, the report of the panel is yet to be officially released neither has the government issued out a white paper on the said visitation. What a fruitless effort!
Since you came on board in 2011, barely four years ago, the agony and trauma experienced by staff during the past administration which we thought would vanish has further worsened. Staff salaries are not paid regularly, the practice is 90 days make one month. The Unions made frantic efforts to meet with you but was vehemently resisted. Series of letters were written to you through the offices of the Provost and the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology over the state of infrastructure in the College, unpaid salaries and arrears but all to no avail. It is on record that the Unions have met with the Honourable Commissiner for Education, Science and Technology for seventy-eight times (as early as 7.30am) over the unpaid salaries/arrears but nothing came out of it. If not for the two days protest that preceded your official visit to Ijebu-Ode on Thursday, 16th October, 2014, September 2014 salary would not have been paid on 17th of October, 2014.
Sir, it should be emphasized that while other civil servants in the state inclusive of your kitchen cabinet celebrated El-Del Kabir in affluence, College staff who are Muslims were busy counting the ceilings of their rooms. Students resumed for 2014/2015 academic session, yet, our children were at home when we could not afford to buy the necessary textbooks let alone payment of their school fees just because salaries and arrears are not paid. This is not in tandem with your promise to the Unions that salaries would be paid on or before 6th days of the following month.
It was shocking and amazing that you denied ever owing College Staff any salary/arrears at Ijebu-Ode rally when in actual fact, you acknowledged and admitted during an OGTV live programme on 26th August, 2014 that the government owed College staff and that same would be paid instalmentally after negotiation with the staff Unions in view of the enormity of the value involved. Page 7 of ‘The Nation’ (copy attached, see paragraph X) with the caption ‘Government not owing salaries, says Amosun’ is a confirmation of the fact that government has not paid the ten months salaries and outstanding forty-eight months arrears owed College staff. Up till now, the government is yet to invite the Unions to spell out the modalities for payment of the outstanding salaries/arrears.
Instead, the Honourable Commissioner for Finance whom his counterpart from Education, Science & Technology Ministry assured the Unions would spell-out the modalities for the payment of the outstanding salaries/arrears was quoted to have said that all institutions that paid the arrears did so from their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and that the College should look inward to pay the said arrears. She was also said to have confessed that the College has been enjoying monopoly of 100% payment of subvention which does not go well with other tertiary institutions. The College was subsequently charged to generate revenue to pay the said arrears like other tertiary institutions in the State.
Implications of Government Stand on the Unpaid Salaries and Outstanding Arrears
It is on record that the Honourable Commissioner for Education Science and Technology visited the College after the staff were paid half salaries for the months of May, June and July, 2011 (11/2 months in aggregate) and assured the Unions that the money was available in the coffers of the government and same would be released immediately the Unions suspended their industrial action. The Unions acceded to the plea from the exalted position of the Commissioner but it is gratifying to note that the money which the Commissioner claimed to be in the coffers of the government is yet to cat-walk from Oke-Imosan since 2011. Is this fair?
The government set up an Education Transition Committee headed by Professor S. A. Tella of Olabisi Onabanjo University. The Committee visited all the ten tertiary institutions (College inclusive) in the State and submitted its report but up till now, the effect of the Committee’s report is yet to see the light of the day.
Following the agitations of staff Unions in the College for payment of outstanding salaries and arrears, another fact-finding Committee from the Ministry of Education visited the College and met with the Unions and staff of the College. The Committee came, saw and submitted its reports to the government but same was swept under the carpet.
You would also recall that at your instance, a Facts-Finding Committee headed by Professor Saburi Adesanya, (the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of Olabisis Onabanjo University) visited the College in the year 2011 and met with the various stakeholders. The Committee had since submitted its reports to the government, yet, no positive step has been taken by your administration to look into our plight.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, at your instance, in February, 2012 announced the relocation of the College back to its original location at Ijagun. Over two years after the pronouncement, nothing has come out of the pronouncement.
The Unions wrote a letter through the Offices of the Provost and Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology that Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun falsified the letter head paper of the College and used same to issue transcripts, attestation letters, confirmation of studentship letters, etc to ex-students of the College who graduated under the University of Ibadan Degree programme. Up till now, all the records relating to University of Ibadan degree programme and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PDE) ran in Affiliation with Adekunle Ajasin University are still in possession of the University (TASUED) and huge amount of money running into several millions of naira had been realized from same since October, 2008. What an injustice!
The University (TASUED) Management promised to pay all outstanding CONTISS/CONUASS arrears of staff whose services were transferred to Omu but as at the time of writing this letter, the University was yet to pay an outstanding balance of fifteen million naira (#15,000,000.00). Yet, the state government is contented with this act while the staff at Omu are at the receiving end.
The Management of the University (TASUED) used the assets left behind by the College at Ijagun to secure bank loan amounting to five hundred million naira (#500,000,000.00) with which severance allowance was paid to Council Members and part used to pay outstanding arrears to staff of the University which the College staff are presently agitating for. Yet, the State government declined the payment of same to College staff.
All the structures of the College which attracted the students prior to relocation were confiscated by the University while the money spinning ventures of the College were unlawfully taken over by the University. Yet, the government wanted the College to be self-sustaining like the University (TASUED).
At the Moment, all the outstanding salaries and arrears which the staff are demanding for had been paid to our counterparts at TASUED, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta. Yet, we patronize the same market and our children attend the same school. While we (TASCE) remained indebted to our creditors (inclusive of banks), cannot pay our children school fees, the standard of living of our counterparts at TASUED continued to increase since they have stable income with which they can plan. Unfortunately, all the government could say is for the College to intensify efforts to boost its IGR in order to pay the arrears, whereas, TASCE IGR is TASUED.
The Unions at its congress held on Monday, November 3, 2014 after extensive deliberation on the above issues vis-à-vis the stand of the Government on the unpaid salary and outstanding arrears resolved as follows:
That none of the Unions will embark on strike over the unpaid salaries and arrears.
That the current protest and other forms of industrial action to be determined by the Unions will persist until the government accede to its requests.
That the staff of the College will relocate to the University come Monday, November 10, 2014 to reclaim its assets with which the University has been using to generate income to pay its staff salary inclusive of the demonstration secondary school at Igbeba which has been in existence for years before the advent of the University.
that any consequence emanating from (iii) above should be deemed to have been orchestrated and propelled by the government for its insistence on College to enhance its IGR as communicated through the Provost to the Union in the course of briefing the Unions on Friday, 31st October, 2014 on the outcome of Management meeting with the Honourable Commissioner for Finance.
that the College staff are tired of suffering amidst of plenty and has finally resolved to send away the tenants (TASUED) occupying its territories since that is the only option with which the arrears could be paid internally.
For your information sir, as law abiding citizen of Nigeria who believes in strict adherence to rule of law, the Unions had written the Police, State Security Services to provide protection for the Unions and its members come Monday, November 10, 2014.
Comrade ‘Dan Oludipe (Ph. D)Comrade C. O. Odunola Comrade J. O. Osoba
Chairman, COEASUChairman, SSUCOEN Chairman, NASU
cc:Secretary to the State Government, Ogun State
Chief Of Staff, Ogun State
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Education
Commissioner for Education, Science & Technology
Commissioner for Finance, Ogun State
Commissioner for Justice, Ogun State.
Commissioner for Police, Ogun State
Director, State Security Service
Accountant General, Ogun State
Ogun State Attorney General, Ministry of Justice
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ogun State.
Chairman, Ogun State Council of Obas
The Vice-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun
The National General Secretary, COEASU
The General Secretary, NASU Headquarters, Orita, UI, Ibadan.
The Zonal Chairman, SSUCOEN, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo
JOINT ACTION CONGRESS (JAC)
TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
TASCE/JAC/06/Vol.I/163rd November, 2014
The Area Commander,
Nigerian Police Force
Igbeaba Command Headquarters,
REQUEST FOR POLICE PROTECTION
The above subject matter refers, please.
Following the resolutions of the Unions at their respective Congresses that the College should relocate to its original site at Ijagun on Monday, 10th November, 2014 (as pronounced by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science & Technology in February, 2012) to enable it reclaim its asset in order to generate enough fund to pay the ten months unpaid salaries and forty-eight months arrears owed staff as directed by the State government, we humbly request for Police protection on the said date to make the relocation exercise a hitch-free one.
While thanking you for your previous support especially during the last three day peaceful protest (between Tuesday, 14 and Thursday, 17, October, 2014) embarked upon by the Unions over the non-payment of the said unpaid salaries and arrears, we count on your support and understanding to make the day a successful one.
Please, find attached a copy of the letter written to the. Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on the subject.
Comrade C. O. Odunola Comrade J. O. Osoba
Chairman, SSUCOEN Chairman, NASU
cc:Director, State Security Service, Ijebu-Ode
State Security Service, Odogbolu
Divisional Officer, Nigeria Security & Civil Defense Corps, Ijebu-Ode
Divisional Officer, Nigeria Security & Civil Defense Corps, Odogbolu
My people, I throway morning greeting give una this morning. I greet una with special greeting because e don tey small wey I show for dis area and even if una no miss me, me I miss una. Straight to matter.
Dis small time I comot, many thing don happen. Some don pass sef, some still de make people vex. Ebola don come, cause big wahala and we de pray make e don waka forever. Teacher dem don talk say dem no de go work until government do some kind thing for dem school. All man know say na next century before the government go provide all the thing dem de ask. If dem go go school or wait till then, we go see. Another matter wey happen na aeroplane wey carry money de go Southie…hehehehehehe. That matter still de cause trouble. Anybody wey wan talk or abuse person on dat matter, make e hurry up because we go soon forget. Nothing wey no fit happen for Nigeria and nothing wey we no go survive.
Na so we siddon one day, we hear say soldier dem vex for dem Oga. Dem say dem shoot dem GOC. Some say dem shoot put for sky because say dem de vex say dem Oga mess up. Dem say dem Oga do tactical nonsense and come allow Boko Haram to kill some of dem colleague. The thing pain the soldier dem wey make dem vex when dem see dem Oga.
Then we hear say dem catch all the soldier dem. Then we hear say dem carry dem go court martial. We only de fit de imagine wetin dem eye don see for dem barracks before dis time wey dem carry dem go court. Now we de hear say na 13 soldier guilty. One go chop wicked punishment and dem go kill the remaining twelve hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. Wetin make me de laugh for serious matter? Dem fit? Dem fit kill dem?
Since the day dat news enter our ear, many people don de talk about the matter. Different people just de talk. Some de beg say make dem no kill people again o. Dem de beg for the soldier dem say make dem no kill dem. Some people de vex say na wicked thing say anybody de even think say make dem kill another person. Dem de feel say dis kind period say army no try at all. The way dem de treat the soldier dem no be better thing at all. So if soldier come vex, dem for suppose know say if wall no open, lizard no fit enter. On top dat one, some people de feel say justice never enter the matter. Why because the person wey cause the trouble no suppose waka free. Dem say dem sack am and we come hear say na retire. Ohooo! You cause trouble, you retire. People wey you cause trouble for, wey vex for the trouble you cause, na dem go come die. Anyway , we fit come back for dat side later if we like.
One thing I don see for dis country as e be now be say na ziggy dem de do us. Dem de write script with everything. Dem de play us, de try to read us like book. Then dem go decide the way wey dem go take wind us make we for no know. Dem go de do us and we go still de praise dem say na dem try pass. Ok, look am from dis side.
Boko Haram start, dem send soldier.
Many of the soldier die before dem know say Boko Haram no be ordinary armed robber.
When dem don see say Boko Haram baddest, dem no do anything.
Dem see Boko Haram de raid army barrack, still dem send boys with small weapon make dem go meet those kind people.
Soldier de die, de cry say dem no get equipment. Nobody hear. Dem wife sef block road for barrack, nobody hear.
Oga de take people life play ludo. E send soldier enter ambush. Dem kill dem. As dem de carry dem body return barrack, other soldiers vex. Some say dem shoot dem Oga. Others say dem shoot for air. I no know. I no dey there. Dem say na mutiny and dem carry dem go court. Den dem free dem Oga and say dem go shoot 12.
Hehehehehe. People don de beg now. Last minute, dem go pardon dem say make dem de go jail or dem go leave dem make dem comot army without benefits. Den, people go enter road de praise one Oga wey wear parachute like so. The Oga go become Mr Compassionate. The defender of prospective orphans and widows. Na una know o. As for me, I no send. MAKE DEM KILL THOSE MEN. DEM MUST NOT LET DEM GO. MAKE DEM SHOOT DEM.
BUT DEM NO FIT!
Make I show you why dem no fit.
Gen Muhammadu Buhari
When the man be Head of State, the government make one law say anybody wey carry drug like cocaine say the person must die. Drug na bad thing. But dem come do one thing wey come be like mistake. Dem come carry the date for the law go back back. So the law come catch three men wey don commit dem offence before the law come. No do, no do, dem don try dem, find dem guilty. Like play like play dem shoot the boys publicly. Today, everywhere Buhari go, dem go take dat matter de swear for am. Dem de call am ‘draconian’. For the rest of im life, e no fit forget those boys.
Gen Ibrahim Babangida
Babangida take coup take become Head of State. One day, we hear news say dem do coup. Dem catch some people say na dem plan the coup. Dem try dem come find dem guilty. Dem sentence dem say dem go die and true true dem shoot dem. One of those men na Mamman Vatsa, im friend. The man na Babangida correct friend. In fact, when Vatsa de marry, na Babangida be the best man. The matter be like say e don die until 2011 election when Babangida show interest. Na so Mamman Vatsa wife begin yab am. E be like say some people de sponsor the woman to finish Babangida political career. Person wey plan coup, na im kill another person wey plan coup. Mamman Vatsa wife talk no be small. She say na Babangida sign signature wey she take become married woman. And na the same Babangida sign signature wey she take become widow. If Babangida and im supporters talk say dem no feel dat talk, na lie dem de talk. From now till forever, Babangida no fit forget Mamman Vatsa or im wife.
Dr Goodluck Jonathan
Dis na the second time wey matter de come meet this man whether e go cause problem for imself. First for Akure, dem carry money wey belong to soldier wey go peace keeping. We hear say dem go collet dollars and dem go come change am. Den dem go pay the soldiers naira. Who be mumu? Dem come de delay dem money join. As soldiers vex protest say dem de delay dem money and dem wan do mago-mago na so dem oga call am mutiny. Dem carry dem go court marshal and the next thing, dem sentence dem to death.
During dem trial, the soldier dem talk say
Dem corrupt Oga dem cut dem money wey dem pay dem for peace-keeping for Liberia. Each of them suppose get US$1,228 per month. But dem Oga dem cut am to US$300 for the whole six months. Wait, instead of US$1,228 x 6, dem wan give dem only US$300 for six months and nothing more!
Dem talk say na only Nigerian soldier de wear tear-tear uniform for Liberiaand the kit wey suppose be free, dem make dem buy am for big money. Dem also talk say na only our motor sabi breakdown.
Dem charge the soldier with mutiny. But the four senior officers wey do the deal, dem charge dem with stealing, cheating and negligence.
In end the ones wey dem find guilty among the senior officers, dem demote them by one rank. But the small soldiers wey protest, dem sentence dem to death.
People rise up come de ask question say how far? Femi Falana begin talk. In the end, e follow talk say make dem change the penalty to life imprisonment. Dem change am to life imprisonment. Then dem change am to seven years imprisonment. Den dem change am to dismissal WITHOUT ANY BENEFITS!
Dem don carry come again. Wetin Nigerian army learn from that last experience? Anyway, Jonathan dodge dat one.
Now, Oga GOC don commit and dem don catch small boy soldier dem again. Dem don sentence dem to death. Dem don set trap for Oga Jona again. But dem born am well make e let dem kill those men. E fit? If e try am, everything go change for am. To sleep for night go hard am. E go understand wetin Buhari and IBB don take dem eye see. No be easy thing to take one signature kill twelve men wey don serve dem country and wey for still de serve dem country if fuck-up no happen. Some people don run from army tey tey. Some people dey there de support Boko Haram, de leak information give dem. Some people dey there de thief money wey dem suppose take buy weapon. But dis men dem stay there de fight. Now dem wan kill dem!
Boko Haram make many widows. Now we want to make 12 more!!
Dem say if dem no kill dem, army go spoil. Those one for Akure don tell us during dem trial say army don spoil tey tey. And we sef see am with our eyes.
So make I no hear anybody de beg dem say make dem no kill those 12 soldier dem. Make de kill dem if dem fit. Make dem televise am make everybody take learn lesson. Make dem carry am go Bar Beach or for one big barracks. Make dem gather all the soldier wey de go fight Boko Haram so dat dem go witness the execution so dat nobody among dem go ever try dat kind thing.
Abi no be wetin dem want be dat? All the big Oga dem de shout say make dem kill dem. All because dem no wan make any of those boys de challenge dem when dem chop money. All of dem de talk with one voice on top dis matter. In fact, I don conclude. Make nobody beg dem. Make una kill those soldiers.
Those of us wey like to watch football, know say football no de end for field. We learn one important lesson from wetin happen for English Football. Rafael Benitez be coach of Liverpool many years. E do well o. E win many things. Then, some of those aproko journalist dem come ask am say whether e go like coach Chelsea if dem give am chance. The man provoke. The man take mouth yeye Chelsea no be small. E no tey, Benitez waka comot England. E no tey, Chelsea sack dem coach as dem de always do. Na so dem call Benitez make e come coach dem. The man go o. But from the day e enter there, many of the Chelsea fan dem don de vex de carry banner say dem no want am. Na im bad mouth de follow am so.
Dat kind mouth no good sam-sam! The thing cause am wey the man no just tey for Chelsea before e comot. Even though say e win and e do well, dem no wan know. Dem pursue am.
Different kind of bad-mouth dey.
Mouth wey no de close dey
Mouth wey no de stay one place dey
Mouth wey no fit keep secret dey
Mouth wey no de talk true dey
Mouth wey de jump dey
Mouth wey de shoot like catapult dey
Mouth wey de put fire for house dey
See, all dis mouth no be better thing and na all dis kind mouth de give Jonathan headache. The people wey de work with Oga Jonathan de always de talk, de talk, de talk sotey person go begin wonder whether dem de support dem Oga abi dem just wan de give am more problem.
Before you vex, I go give you plenty example of wetin dem de do so dat you sef go follow de wonder say, “Which one dis people dey sef?” And e get one more thing wey I go try do. When I talk some kind thing, I go try place the link for the side so dat you sef fit click on the link make you go check am whether I tell true abi I de lie.
One main thing wey de tire me be say people wey de work under Jonathan dem too sabi talk two things. Once upon a time, na so we come see say we no see First Lady for area. All the matter wey she de put mouth before just dey and she no talk. We begin ask question. Na so dem tell us say she just stroll go Germany go rest.
We first say which work she been de do wey she go de rest. But you know dat kind things na. When person get new dress, the person go de find where e go waka go make people for see the dress. As madam get opportunity and get jet plane, and as e no fit take jet go Wuse Market, she kukuma de go Germany na. But e no tey, na im some people hala us say madam sick seriously. Fear catch us. You see, the time Stella Obasanjo die, we no hear say she sick. We just wake up and Remi Oyo tell us say she don die. E be like dream. Nobody get chance pray for am and we no wan make dat mistake again. So we begin de ask government say wey our Mama Peace dey. Sotey Abati sef follow enter matter tell us say she just go rest and say she no sick.
Only for time to pass small make Mama Peace come back de tell us say na she be the new Lazarus. In fact, she senior Lazarus sef because Lazarus na three days the man die. But Mama Peace die seven days. No matter say she don first talk say she no go hospital, she confess, do heavy party with plenty governors there, former Ghana president and too many people. Dem shoe am live for NTA local and heavenly.
And the time she de do her testimony, Abati dey there de smile muyen-muyen. Somebody de tell me later say make I no talk like this. E say make I think am say, at that time wey Abati de talk, the woman fit neva sick! Chai!! Darris God o! We turn mumu for dem eyes abi dem fear say na we de use winch do the woman?
No be only this one sef de make me laugh. Sometime, some government people de vex for each other sef. Dem go de vex say, how dis man go de talk like say im sense go leave. Na Oga Stainless, David Mark I de talk so. E get one time when we de shout say we nonwant N5000 note and David Mark hear wetin Labaran Maku talk. Na so the man provoke. Na so Mark talk say Maku de talk first and then think after. E call am careless talker. Hehehehe
See laugh! But I no too allow myself laugh for that David Mark matter because im sef get bad mouth. The man tell us some years ago say poor people no suppose get phone. Anyway them man de chop the reward. The poorest person na the person wey no fit waka for street among the people wey e say e de lead. The man don deny dat thing say no be wetin I’m talk. E de say I’m only talk say person wey wan use telephone go must pay for am. Hmmm! Even sef na the time wey we DW fire am for another matter e talk out. We DW fight am say e wan make dem reduce freedom of internet users we de fire government.
Still on dis David Mark matter. When the Chibok matter enter space, na so different kind idea de come from everywhere. Na so Jonathan boys de comment freely like say na WAEC question. One person go talk, another person go give different talk. Maku say Nigerian government will go to any length to get the girls back.
Another source say Federal Government go negotiate with the terrorists. David Mark say Federal Government no go lai-lai negotiate under any circumstance.
In the end, we hear from foreign media say two different person de negotiate on behalf of the government.
See mouth!! But government don deny the Austrian negotiator. Who make we believe?
As we still de laugh over dat one, na so we hear say Jonathan go give amnesty to Boko Haram. O boy, we rush phone. We burn megabytes, just to find out who talk am and whether na true. True true we see the thing and we see say na minister talk am. We debate dat thing sotey we wan finish the beer for West End Bar. Those wey say na true de argue say if no be so, why the president no correct the minister when e make im own speech abi im de sleep when the minister de talk? The debate continue for three days until somebody carry more news come say Abati talk say no be so. At first, we no gree. We carry phone. We burn megabyte, we even see am for Channels TV. Haba! Wetin de worry dis people sef? Dem no fit think and talk the same? Everyday dem go de do us one ziggy or the other. Abati go come out come re-educate us. As usual, na we wrong. As in the case of Mbu wey ban protest, nobody mention Boni Haruna. Na we de fuck up not dem.
Sometime, dis double-talk de make us laugh but sometime, na serious matter. Like the time wey dem first kidnap those girls. Next thing we know, dem tell us say army talk say dem don catch the girls back. Only few still de miss and dem go bring dem back too. Small time, we hear say the parents of the girls de ask say, “wey the pikin dem wey una say una help us catch back?” Na den, army gree say dem mess up. We de look each other as if we de see ourself for the first time. Army sef de follow de talk nonsense? Police own no go surprise anybody. Na since we grow up we don know say police matter no get direction. But army! Now, na to de hold press conference all the time. Even, na Oga patapata Alex Badeh by himself de talk now. Who born Marylyn Ogar now? Even Police IG sef be like say e de mind imself hehehe!
Some other time dey, wey e go be say government go talk, you go de wonder whether dis people de feel the people pain at all. One Saturday evening, we begin de hear news say some people die for stadium. We first de ask say how come. We all know say no match for stadium, so wetin de carry people go there. Later, we come understand say na Nigerian Immigration Service organize recruitment. We see people for stadium, e be like say dem de watch world cup. Anyway, all dat one for no matter except say people die follow that thing. As dem die, Nigerians provoke de ask say na who supervise that recruitment. Instead make dem talk wetin go cool people mind, na so dem de talk say na the fault of the people say dem die. Some say the job seekers no get discipline. Others talk say dem no suppose plenty like so because people wey be gainfully employed already no suppose come. Hear talk. Dat’s why people vex say make dem remove the Internal Minister. Before, dem wan take style blame the Comptoller of NIS but the man get sense die. Na so the man open mouth tell dem wetin dem no like to hear. We say make dem remove the minister. Maybe na tomorrow dem go remove am.
Since the time dem remove Sanusi as Central Bank governor, the matter come be say whether money lost or e no lost. Small time, e be how much wey lost and how much wey no lost. As matter de go, na different thing Okonjo Iweala de talk and na different thing Federal Government boys de talk. Until last week wey Senate committee say money no lost. Hehehehe. E just be like the one wey happen with N2.8b for Obasanjo time as military Head of State. Fela yab dem no be small. For dat song e call Army Arrangement
Nigeria get the money
Foreign money for oversea
Nigeria get the money
Foreign money for oversea
Announcement start to happen
Newspaper carry them paper
Radio dey shout for studio
Obasanjo turn vocalist
Yar’Adua road manager
Every government statement
Seven billion naira missing
Missing from oversea
Foreign currency scandal
Them start to arrest everybody o
E no finish, e no finish…
Doctor, lawyer, hustlers
Doctor, lawyer, hustlers
All of them Kirikiri
Ten to fifteen years in jail
After one year inside jail
Civilian government take over
Them release all of dem
Them say dem be innocent o
E no finish, e no finish…
Oil money is missing
Oil money is missing
Them set up inquiry
Them say money no lost o
Them dabaru everybody
Them say make him no talk o
“Money no lost,” them shout again
Inquiry come close o
The thing wey I de talk na simple thing. Different government officials fit de go de embarrass demself and dat one no matter. Like the time wey a whole information minister talk say na Jonathan carry Facebook come Nigeria. Make una help us tell am say we de wait for Twitter. People like Olisa Metuh just de shout but dat na as PDP. Anything e like make e de talk. The same for James Evah, Asari Dokubo and even Ralph Uwazurike and Frederick Faseun. Some new loudmouths de even de come out de join. Na dem know.
Other matters dey o. Like police equipment money. Some say dem release money. Some say dem no see money. Like Maku wey talk say 85% of protesters na APC. Dem tell am make e talk about 15 years of uninterrupted democracy for Nigeria, e begin tell us how APC no go work and who comot APC come back to PDP. All dat one na side attraction.
But when e turn to matter of wetin government de tell dem people and if dem no fit talk only one thing, something wrong. Na the same Oga dem get, why dem de run go talk. The thing no be competition na ….except, hmmm except Oga de dey incommunicado sometimes. Hmmmm!
And only yesterday, dat Police Commissioner wey dem carry go FCT from Rivers State just forget imself come ban rallies for FCT. E don forget say no be Rivers State e dey again. People shout say wetin? Some enter court, some enter social network and today, police de say dem no ever issue any ban on protests. I for like ask police PPRO Mba whether Mbu na soldier or police. How the man all by imself go make dat announcement without clearance from the oga dem? Police de talk like say na we invent the story of the ban.
My bros If you no tire for dis people, me I go tire for you o!
I no wan bring Patience Jonathan matter here again. She de chuck mouth for government matter and nobody de tell am. I wan talk something and if you fit, prove me wrong. All dis Jonathan men dem de do dem Oga pass as opposition de do the man. Dem de be like enemy sometimes. Check am, many people no really hate Jonathan but when dem see Maku, Metuh, Okupe dem go de vex for Jonathan. I de waka my own jare!