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“Change”: The Double-Standard Word

Since 2015, the word Change has become a familiar word on the lips of Nigerians and rightly so.

With a ranking of 148 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, Nigeria has been known as a country laced with corruption from the top to the lowest of the socio-political strata.

This index, Nigerians are quick to fault, is as a result of corrupt leaders and their practices. Yet, our reality speaks volumes about what the common Nigerian regards as important values

Early in the year, media entrepreneur and social media influencer Noble Igwe was called a ‘snitch’ and was thoroughly lambasted by more than a few Nigerians. Igwe’s sin was that he asked Nigerians to look in the mirror. He tweeted:

“People steal and then turn around to blame the government for making them criminals. Anyone that defends a criminal is a criminal and, while we have a list of people for advocating rape culture, we should have one for such people. An armed robber is an armed robber. You are a thief with a computer.”

 

Grab a copy of the Guardian Life Magazine tomorrow as we take a look at what change really means, what Nigerian situation is and how we can be a part of Change.

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