Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
The intrigue of Afusat Saliu, a Nigerian in the United Kingdom, to obtain permission to remain in Britain at the sacrifice of the image of Nigeria depicts the extent to which some citizens of my great nation are willing to sell Nigeria for a paltry sum and the gullibility of the British government and public.
Afusat claims her flight to the United Kingdom in 2011 was to save her child from the experience of female circumcision.
My dear compatriots, in which part of this diverse nation of ours can a woman’s family scar her child without her explicit or tacit consent?
Nigerian women, can we at least be honest with self and quit playing victims to solicit the sympathy of westerners?
We as Ambassadors of this nation of ours have several responsibilities of which are to assert our rights here in Nigeria, seek help from fellow Nigerians, and should we require the assistance of the western world, we proceed to engage them as equals and not as scavengers.
Although some adults behave as if they were helpless children, there is a clear distinction between the freedoms of a child and that of an adult.
The ability of a child to seek to protect self from harm is limited both by law and by nature.
An adult should not pretend to be powerless if she handcuffs self and chooses to be ignorant of her legal rights.
In many customs of the various nations that constitute the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all a woman need do is to utter her disapproval. The case closes.
Many Nigerian women have physically defended their children against abuse from her children’s father let alone grandparents.
It is worth noting that a woman’s parents have no authority over her children unless she extends such rights to them by accommodating their beliefs and practices.
Some Nigerian women have been known to protest should her mother throw her baby into the air, a practice prevalent in many homes.
Allow a grandmother or family friend to bathe a newborn and the bathing custom is not done until she fondly hurls the baby into the air and catches and embraces her on descent.
Is a woman then to be silent to mutilations with blades?
Please does Afusat have a contract with Boko Haram that of the hundreds of millions of Nigerians she will be picked to be exploded?
Reproachable is a Nigerian who exploits the challenges we face as a nation to obtain immigration clearance in Britain.