It is painfully unsettling to admit the intensity of the pungent stench currently emanating from the sewers of our current social existence. It saddens me to note that you have decided to hang up. Accept the anomaly as normal.
A popular saying among many people is, “How you dress is how you treat yourself.” There is no denying the wisdom of the advice out there. Learning to dress appropriately has been culturally ingrained since time immemorial. But the sanctity of dressing like a sane individual is misplaced because of the twists in today’s normative definitions in the name of individual identity, character and freedom of expression.
A perfect example is the just concluded tightening of dress code policy announced by Lagos State University (Ojo, Lagos) on 18th January 2023. ; transparent dresses, ragged jeans, tops with obscene or seductive inscriptions, body piercings and tattoos are prohibited. Among other things, it bans the wearing of poor, ragged, highly fake or colored artificial hair. We have adopted these measures to enable reform of the mind, rather than to change our minds. .
Hard drug use is also controversial. Popularly known as cocaine, this dangerous-looking powder, affectionately called the “White Lady”, has always had an addictive personality. bottom. Its twin, Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana aka “wart,” is no stranger to many. You don’t have to invite them, but their foul odor permeates every corner of our environment. thereby disrupting the ecosystem. However, it is also disappointing to realize that the majority of these drug users, despite being aware of their health deficiencies, are still tied to the apron straps of these drugs and continue to use them regardless. After smoking a wrap or bowl of these substances, you never know what to expect from them or what to expect with them, given the variety of shades of temperamental displays.
Another crack in our wall of perfection is the hopeless state of certain organizations in the executive branch of government. you’ll see there. They take great pleasure in glorifying bribery. As budding students familiar with the knowledge of right and wrong in a socially and politically balanced society, because the mantra of most drivers who traverse these roads is ‘the better devil’. , it is useless to confront these officials. You know better than the devil you don’t know. I don’t know if the next cop will ask for an arm or a leg. The appointment of these personnel is questionable, as it is not possible to distinguish between those who enter the company with merit and those who enter the company smoothly.
Even innocent students are not immune to discomfort. Randomly selected from buses and bikes. We were treated roughly and rigorously searched for “fictitious contraband” and even suspicious bank alerts. The question arises here: What is the police’s core mission?
It would be very unfair not to mention another one of our heartaches. semantically misunderstood. These slackers display a shameless level of self-confidence when they say, “I’m a staff…would you like to see my ID card?” It is no longer possible to make eye contact with these lots.
Funny enough, after dropping a few drops, and possibly a bottle of spirit, they somehow managed to disrespect someone, using the backing of an “ID card” supposedly issued by the deified Godfather. These godfathers, as Niyí Osundare says, “come armed with breasts that bribe with sweet words, inflated promises, and countless prostrations like agama on a rock.” There are many ways to kill without using .
In conclusion, it is imperative that we acknowledge all these shortcomings as all sundry shortcomings, and remove everything that may be in our sights regarding “correcting” as many social wrongs as possible. is a call to start over and build a positively enabling society that we can proudly call our own.
- Temitope Moses is a student at Lagos State University.