SARS and Nigerians’ favourite sin: IMPUNITY


By Tony Eluemunor

It is very easy to miss the tragedy showcased by the most unexpected “Nigeria #ENDSars” protests that sent shook the country recently. Thus, the right lessons that should be learnt from that uprising may remain unlearnt.

My African fiction teacher at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the late Prof Chinua Achebe, wrote in his first collection of essays: “Morning Yet On Creation Day” that experience is not what happened but the lessons we learn from events that happened.

To drive home his point, he explained that “much could happen to a stone without making the stone any wiser,” and so experience only comes from the lessons that have been learnt from events.

Achebe wrote that in support of his thesis that Nigeria missed the real lessons of the Nigerian…



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