Onyeji Nnaji Replies Shehu Sani on the Mystery Death in the North
Onyeji Nnaji, in a reply twit, has stressed the prevalent problem in the northern part of Nigeria typified as mystery death.
Replying Shehu Sani who has noted that, "For a typical African Society with our compound families, communal spirit & human bonds, keeping & maintaining Social distance is a big challenge; Unlike the individualistic European or western society where they traditionally designed their lifestyles to live apart from each other,” Nnaji said,
"You are very correct. But eventuality is the best tester of a man's intellect whether schooled or not. Before the Europeans' days in Africa, every Aboriginal African settlement had certain traditional restrictiveness; though individualistic occasionally.
So, I think in time like this, such pre knowledge of those traditional restrictiveness that once prevailed in every man's precolonial society should guide us to maintain such social distance as would promote the control of Covid-19 spread.
The issue with the prevailing "falls" in the North bothers of their unbent religious fanaticism and lack of adequate sensitisation by their leaders. Consider the population that attends the burial of one late northerner, you will know that ignorance is the issue."
A good example of Nnaji's opinion that Northern Nigerians are not prepared to observe Social Distancing is seen during the burial of Izala Society Leader, Sheikh Bala Lau on Sunday. Picture are shown bellow: