by Hauwa Gambo
Worried that you might not be safe in any of those volatile states where bombs have been going off, people have been dying in their homes, churches and on the streets, and curfews have been imposed? The president and his executive council have three words for you: “come off it”:.
At its weekly meeting yesterday, the Federal Executive Council told youth corps members that there is nothing to worry about and their safety is assured, contrary to the directive by the House of Representatives that the National Youth Service Corps should not post corps members to those states that have seen violence.
“The Federal Government is already addressing the fear raised by the people, as President Goodluck Jonathan places premium on safety of corps members,” said the very efficient Labaran Maku, mouthpiece of the government. “The Minister of Youth Affairs was not in the council meeting today but I believe the ministry is handling the issue appropriately.”
Oh, and while they are on the subject of just how safe we are; the distinguished council gave a directive to security outfist to stop importing bullet proof bests. The Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada told state house correspondents that, you know, now that a bullet proof vest production line has been commissioned at the Kaduna-based Defence Industrial Corporation (DICON) in Kaduna, we can protect ourelves from bullets by buying rthem straight from that the manufaturer right here at home.
As we were saying, yes – we are safe.