Saturday, 13 February 2021

WHO KNOWS TUMOLO?

 


I was thinking this morning..... about Tumolo. When I first saw the words 'WHO KNOWS TUMOLO' written boldly on the front windscreen of the bus, I didn't know what to think, but I had to think anyway. I wondered, who is Tumolo? Is he a missing child? May be he is the youngest billionaire in Nigeria o. With so many questions but no answer, I had to turn to Google. 'Who is Tumolo?' I typed in. Google gave me two answers, Michelle Tumolo, an American women’s lacrosse coach and former player and Paul Tumolo, the director of new initiatives at the Boston Consortium for Higher Education. When I realised that it is extremely unlikely that a local African will have anything to do with these American Tumolos, I looked again at the inscription. Oh my God! I get it now. It was a grammatical error, what he was asking was 'Who Knows Tomorrow?'


As I turned to AIT 'Kakaaki' last Wednesday, I heard the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclose that nothing was wrong in granting amnesty to Boko Haram terrorists and bandits. He made the comments in response to heavy criticism of the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, for granting amnesty to bandits who once terrorised the North-West state. How can you grant amnesty to murderous BH? Na wa o! If you complain, you will be reminded that amnesty was granted Niger Delta militants, and that criminals today can become good citizens tomorrow. Afterall, 'who knows Tompolo?' Sorry 'Who knows Tumolo?'

I kept following the news in the political landscape and saw how one of the most vociferous critic of PMB and the APC government, the loud mouthed Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) met with some APC governors. While speculations were rife that he was about to jump ship and join the APC, I marvelled. Who would've thought that FFK will ever consider rejoining the APC, which he had once called out as demonic and blood sucking. He had said in Dec 2019 'With what we have witnessed, I would rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC).' Choi! Today what are we seeing? Life ehn. True true, Who Knows Tumolo?

Politicians are fickle and only loyal to their pockets and selfish interests. Fight for them at your peril. On individual level, be careful what you say today, because it might hurt you tomorrow. And for those who think they own this world, I admonish you not to boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring (Proverbs 27:1). Afterall, no one knows Tumolo.

Stay hopeful. God's got your back.

Happy Sunday.

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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