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Times are really not friendly at all. The atmosphere of recession is definitely catching on everyone, irrespective of what you are doing or how best you can do it.
Most states of the federation are still finding it very tough to pay monthly salaries and emolument for their workers. It was recently in the news that most national legislators could not afford to pay the salaries of their personal aides. Many believe that it is an offshoot of the fight against corruption, which is making it a little more difficult daily to get free money.
There are others who said, the fight against corruption has only worsen unemployment in the country. The implication of this reality is that people are poised to do the unsual to survive in this difficult times.
Out of the Court saw an amazing scenario recently at the Magistrate Court in Tinubu, Lagos Island, when a lawyer did the unsual. A young man who is probably a criminal suspect in handcuffs, was being led by Police and as he managed to ascend the major stair case leading to one of the court rooms, a lawyer walked briskly towards him from behind, tapped the suspect and gave him a complimentary card. It is obvious that the lawyer wants to be hired for the job of defending the suspect. Since, he was not sure if the suspect had a lawyer, he chose to offer himself.
In the local parlance, they are usually referred to as ‘charge and bail lawyers’. The implication is that if things do not get better soonest, some lawyers might pay clients to defend them.