Na wah oh! Wonders will never cease in this country! My people, if I tell you what is happening here, you will not believe me. It is total chaos in our markets! Women are running helter-skelter, they say another madam for Abuja wan carry all of them go prison! All these Abuja madams self, I don tire for them, first of all, that other one with im massage wahala, now, this one don come with cloth palaver. Wetin? If you wan turn to tailor, abeg just tell us, I fit hook you up with one of my guys for Jakpa junction, no come dey use our women for experiment.
I implore all the rest of the members of the senate to please help this madam figure out the purpose of her job. I would also like a list of all her main duties read out to her loud in English and vernacular so that she can understand what she is supposed to do. I blame the senate for allowing this woman to be led blind folded into her duties. It is obvious that nobody sat her down properly to explain the duties of her job. I am very sure that “chasing other women” for “indecent dressing” was not listed as one of them.
Since the poor woman does not have any idea of what she can do, I have decided to put her on the right part, before my waffy women begin get hypertension. After discussing this matter with a couple of women, here are the three main issues we would like madam to address, that is, if she has time, of course.
Bill to protect battered women from husbands: The way some women are treated in this country, I often wonder if abusive men do not have mothers, sisters or daughters. Women from all walks of life being abused and yet when reported in police stations, they are told it is a “family matter”. No it is not, and neither is it a case for “church” to solve either. If a woman comes to a police station, it is for the police to act on the information being given and protect the woman from the man. If the police do not help them, then whose job is it? Well, here’s something you can all debate on.
Bill for stiffer laws on child abuse: I wonder how we think in this society when we see young children under the hot sun hawking products when they are supposed to be in school. We sit in our air conditioned cars and buy “credit” or “pure water” from them, whilst our own kids are in the comfort of their classrooms. How can we, in the society watch this around us and think it is okay? We go to the villages and bring young girls and boys, sometimes younger than the very children they are supposed to care for, we watch them wash our clothes, sweep our houses, cook our food…a young child….and we think this is okay? It is alright to see a child do an adult’s work that we cannot do ourselves? We hear of uncles and aunties molesting nieces, cousins and neighbors, we hush them up, we let the children carry the weight of the act, without treatment and rehabilitation, we see the offenders everyday walking free in the society, whilst the child bows his/her head in shame, and we think it is okay?
Bill for stiffer laws for rapists: I would like to know what percentage of rapists in this country actually ends up in jail, that is, if they do. If there is one act that destroys the soul of a woman it is rape. The women are left traumatized for life, and again, without any help or justice, they often have to live in the same environment as the rapists. If we continue to live in a society where it is okay for women to be treated like this, then shame on us, all of us, men and women.
I would have written more, but it is not my job to list out issues that even the blind in our society already know about. It is the job of the people that are getting paid already, like our madam in Abuja.
P.S: However, there is nothing wrong in the madam herself wanting to be covered from head to toe. It is her right as an individual, if she like self, she fit carry burka or even blanket self, wrap am around her head, na her concern be that, after all, she get A.C, the heat no go kill am!