in the name of Jona…

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Saturday stated that his first name has brought some GOODLUCK to the country in the running of her everyday affairs.

This statement was made while granting an interview to Miss Zuriel Oduwole; a ten year old Nigerian girl based in California during the ongoing 21st ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Africa Union holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Little miss Zuriel who had also interviewed other African heads of state had sought to know just how much good luck, Jona’s name had brought the country.

Our president answered saying:
“In terms of bringing my name to bear in Nigerian affairs, within this period, we have our challenges. Of course, you are aware that we have our security challenges. But in spite of the security challenges, the country is moving on. I will say yes, it brought some good luck to the country.”

This answer had me questioning the ability of President Ebele to define the term ‘goodluck’… In addition to the ever growing security issues, the situation of power is laughable, the state of the economy is heart breaking and the general outlook of the state is dark and foreboding. The only ray of light we’ve had in the dark, is the triumph of our super eagles in the african cup of nations. In the words of Loki from ‘The Avengers’ movie:
“can one victory blot out that much red?”