Monday, January 4, 2010

Nigerian government - or lack there of

I was reading the article at about the Nigerian government and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man who attempted to bomb a plane on Christmas Day.

In the article it talks about how the Nigerian President was rushed to Saudi Arabia for treatment of heart problems over a month ago. Here are a few quotes from the article.

“Even when you have a president in place in Nigeria, he has to work 24/7 to contain the infighting and intrigues that are around. When you have no president in place, the problem is just compounded. So there’s no doubt about it, that Nigeria is under virtual no-management at this point,” . . .

“While Nigerians generally do not condone this sort of thing and will not participate in this type of thing, the President of Nigeria himself was a fundamentalist who implemented Sharia (Islamic law) in his state. So it is this type of extreme positioning that the politicians have done, whether for political reasons or elections or whatever, that has created the climate where some people will go to the fringe extreme,” . . .

there’s no real leadership coming from the Nigerian side of the divide that is addressing this issue head-on,” . . .

I would like to say that not only is no one from the Nigerian side addressing THIS issue, but no one from the Nigerian side is addressing OTHER issues that can only be controlled by the Nigerian law enforcement and government, such as the topic of scams and fraud. And who can really say that none of the money going into Nigeria from these scams and fraud is going to fund events like this bombing attempt or other future terrorist attacks. But for some reason, the Nigerian law enforcement and government turns a blind eye to this.

Shawn Mosch
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