by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Last Sunday, as the crew of Y! TV’s Rubbin Minds made their way to Channels Television studios on the outskirts of Lagos, we almost drove past a derailed NNPC tanker on the Lagos-Ibadan. But trust our eagle-eyed photographer, Mr Hycinth Iyereosa, who has natural instincts for sights like this. He didn’t miss it. So we reversed and he took a shot.
This picture depicts a lot – two of the problems that have bedeviled Nigeria in recent times: bad roads and NNPC. For many years, several governments have come and gone but have not addressed the bad condition of some major roads like the Ore-Benin expressway. This has caused countless accidents and traffic.
NNPC on the other hand is seen as the bedrock of corruption by most observers. Accusing fingers have been pointed in their direction for the several problems we have faced with sources of fuel and energy. In the midst of all the trouble, they are said to be living large.
What can we say? It’s double wahala for dead body!