NIGERIAN JOBLESS ENGINEER SEEKS DEATH AT ALL COST.
Men of the Akwa Ibom police command yesterday stopped a suicide attempt by Sunday Omotayo, an university graduate, who has been jobless for ten years. According to eyewitness, Sunday jumped off a of a speeding Toyota Hiace bus, expecting to be crushed to death by oncoming vehicles on the road leading to Ibom Plaza, Uyo. The police said Sunday had earlier gone to the Prison Service asking warders to either kill him or allow him rot in jail. An official at the prison who spoke anonymously said, “We just saw somebody, well dressed and on tie with no look of mentally deranged running towards us. His action forced us to become immediately alert with our weapons. “The next thing he said was ‘shoot me’, ‘shoot me’, ‘I want to die’, ‘I am tired of this world.’ We were still facing him with our weapons when he scrambled towards us, saying we should allow him to enter and die inside the prison.” It was after prison officials calmed him done and got him on a bus that from his sitting jumped off the to attempt the failed suicide. Journalists at the scenece heard Omotayo mumbling, “There is no state that I have not gone to in search of job in the past 10 years, but none for me. I came to Akwa Ibom State because this is my last hope because of the stories of Governor Godswill Akpabio and his uncommon transformation. I came with the hope that with what is going on in the state, getting job would be easy. But since I came, I discovered that even many people from Akwa Ibom are also crying because of poverty and joblessness.”
The public is waiting to see what the government will do with the case of this frustrated Nigerian. A man who identified himself as just Uche said “I am not going to be surprised if the PDP led government of Akwa Ibom state gives a deaf ear to this story because to the best of my knowledge, PDP is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.”
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3 thoughts on “NIGERIAN JOBLESS ENGINEER SEEKS DEATH AT ALL COST.”
April 10, 2014 at 8:40 am
The problem isn’t only joblessness, but the kind of education he received. We are lied to and made to believe we are being schooled in Africa when in most cases we are being fooled. When one is truly educated, such can take charge of his destiny. Any education that leaves one at the mercy of his government is impotent
April 11, 2014 at 8:53 am
When you nurse a cocoa tree to the stage of maturity, people say you are the best farmer, whereas others also struggle to make it to maturity stage. That is for Dr, Etta
April 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm
If you can be this creative about suicide, you can even better be more creative with starting your own firm. Nigeria graduates needs to move from been job seekers to job creators. Our graduates need to change their philosophy of when I finish, hope I get a job instead of hope I can start a job and be an employer.