One man’s take after waiting in Ikoyi for several hours due to traffic shutdown from Dodan Barracks Presidential Guest House, Obalende where President Goodluck Jonathan was having a breakfast meeting with Prime Minister Cameron to Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja. This is what Lagosians deal with in a metropolis already plagued with major traffic problems when the president is in town.
Recently a childhood friend asked me to write him a letter of invitation so he could visit America on his vacation. Sill puzzled at the reasoning behind why a Nigerian citizen, a free country and member of the British Commonwealth of Nations would need a formal invitation by a United States citizen also a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the beacon of freedom to obtain a tourist visa.
Doesn’t this defeat the whole idea of freedom. How free is a Nigerian citizen when he can’t get up and travel to any part of the world without been subjected to unreasonable and downgrading rules, fees and taxes
Once again can we blame corrupt Nigerian politicians who just as the slave traders have sold our human rights to foreign interests?