Until now, Nigeria has derisively been referred to as the theatre of the absurd because of the misconduct of persons in both our private and public life, but unfortunately, it seems we are not yet ready as a people to shed that description of shame.Or how else can one describe the irresponsible and inhuman occupation of concoction and peddling of lies, falsehood and misinformation which has become an in thing especially on the social media?
Just yesterday, it was the turn of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi to be quoted to have made a statement which never emanated from him, just like it was done in the recent past to Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Comrade Ayo Opadokun, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Prof. Itse Sagay, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Prof. Tam David West, etc.
Really, am of the view that indeed, this are perilous times which calls for eternal vigilance from the citizenry lest they be hoodwinked and incited to generate bad blood and ill feelings amongst themselves by agents of darkness on the prowl.
Thus, the time has come for the authorities to examine our laws and invoke the relevant sections which deals with misinformation and incitement of public discord in order to bring to justice these agents of evil and put a stop to their nefarious activity which can be likened to media terrorism.
A word is enough for the wise
Nelson Ekujumi, a public commentator , wrote this from Lagos.