it’s just simple common sense really, anyway, Beyonce eefeh artuh nm.

but then
as a teacher in
a boys secondary school at Igbobi, Yaba, Lagos State, Yoruba-land Nigeria used to say
way back in the day :

common sense is so common that it is no longer common.

i guess,
also,
as the boys who passed under/through the tutelage of that teacher
found out
with
much shock and consternation
as they grew older
and went into life in different parts of the world :

common sense is not common at all

and

many people around the world
including the entire range
from
powerful, influential, wealthy people
through to
the flotsam and jetsam of humanity

don’t have it at all
or
evince the existence of it in any way at all
in their modus operandi.

i mean, Beyonce babe,

FIRST :
for a very long time now i.e
for
a number of years now,

Nigeria residents

from Southern Nigeria
through Middle-Belt Nigeria
to Northern Nigeria
have been lamenting

that

the NAIRA 200 note and the NAIRA 100 note
are
hardly available in circulation
for
every day use

and

are,
in most instances,
no where to be seen

SECOND :
when the NAIRA 200 note and the NAIRA 100 note are seen at all,
they
are
for the most part

in a

shabby,
tattered,
torn,
un-sightly,
dis-shevelled, and
smelly state.

so it’s simple common sense really, Beyonce ornyeh artuh nm, isn’t it ?

after-all,
there was a ruler of Nigeria called PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO.
not so ?

Beyonce baby, this gentleman had ruled Nigeria previously
in his younger days
as
MILITARY HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA

and

as the troughs and crests of life would have it
regarding his own life and destiny,


he had at a later stage in life been imprisoned
and
thereafter released from prison

to become
CIVILIAN DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA.

babe,
let’s leave the lessons of

no condition is permanent in this life here on earth
and
all the other lessons

that can be drawn by example from his life

and
take a look at what his administration did
circa 2006? / 2007?
when

he had become
Civilian Democratically Elected President Of Nigeria 

and
it was the lamentation
across Nigeria
that :

the NAIRA 50 note ,
the
NAIRA 20 note,
the
NAIRA 10 note and
the
NAIRA 5 note

were
hardly available in circulation
for every day use

and

were in most instances no where to be seen

when
the
NAIRA 50 note,
the
NAIRA 20 note,
the
NAIRA 10 note and
the
NAIRA 5 note

were seen at all,

they were
for the most part
in a


shabby,
tattered,
torn,
un-sightly,
dis-shevelled, and
smelly state


what his administration did was to :

transform
the
NAIRA 50 note ,
the
NAIRA 20 note,
the
NAIRA 10 note and
the
NAIRA 5 note

from PAPER NOTES
to POLYMER NOTES

thus making them more durable and longer lasting

release
the
new POLYMER NAIRA 50 note,
the
new POLYMER NAIRA 20 note ,
the
new POLYMER NAIRA 10 and
the
new POLYMER NAIRA 5 note

all over Nigeria

with the results that :

the previously virtually absent
NAIRA 50 note ,
NAIRA 20 note ,
NAIRA 10 note and
NAIRA 5 note 

now became available
everywhere
in an

improved, better, longer lasting form

and

the scenario of “no change”
which had been

the essential state across Nigeria

and

a very worrisome issue
that
had often led to

confrontations,
bitter arguments,
fights,

exchanges of angry words
exchanges of abusive / derogatory words and terminologies


the generation of enmity .. enemy? relationships ..

between

buyers and sellers

service providers and service users
e.g okada commercial motor-bike riders and their passengers

across all Nigeria

was thus adequately addressed.

so,
since there is already a superb example
that

can be copied
and
can be adapted

to resolve the issue,

Nigeria, given that :

→→ the NAIRA 200 note and the NAIRA 100 note are hardly available in circulation for every day use and are in most instances no where to be seen

→→ when the NAIRA 200 note and NAIRA 100 note are seen at all, they are for the most part in a shabby, tattered, torn, un-sightly, dis-shevelled, and smelly state

should

(a) transform the NAIRA 200 note and the NAIRA 100 note
from PAPER NOTES
to POLYMER NOTES
thus making them more durable and longer lasting

(b) release the new POLYMER NAIRA 200 note
and the new POLYMER NAIRA 100 note
all over Nigeria

Beyonce ormaahleechar nm, one gets the feeling
that

this is not

Advanced Algebra
nor
A-levels Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

but

plain, simple, old, ordinary every day common sense.

all the same,
you know, Beyonce nmaah nm,
one may still be wrong.

yeah.
so tell me, Beyonce fine babe,

what do you make of it ?

yeah, tell me, Beyonce ormaahleechar baybee,
what do you feel on and about this one ?

[ P.S : by the way, Bey nkeh nm,
A-levels is a term
from

back when Nigeria ran an education system based on
the United Kingdom / Britain structure of O-Levels and A-levels.

O-Level = Ordinary Level
A-Level = Advanced Level ]




By sam

Samuel Ojekwe is essentially just your basic everyday fellow that you see in your neighbourhood while you go about doing your stuff and who, like you, wishes and hopes that the world becomes a better place for all of us.