Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has explained why Nigerians will continue to commit suicide.
Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa
According to him, the ugly cases of suicide would continue until the citizens had a change of attitude.
His position is coming barely one week after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji jumped into the lagoon in the state.
Also, in Maza-maza area of Amuo Odofin, a woman was also reportedly rescued as she wanted to jump into the canal.
Reacting to the recurrent developments, Obasa maintained that suicide rates in Nigeria might not be unconnected with hard times.
His words, “Suicide rates will multiply in Nigeria not because times are hard. Times were hard during the Biafran war.
The problem now is that adults are increasingly immature. The society is increasingly frivolous.
“People have no true friends and friends now see themselves more as rivals,” he added.
Obasa futther bemoaned that the society had now grown to a level where the pursuit for success was now measured by wealth rather than hardwork, integrity and self-restraint.
“The race is measured by wealth and nothing else. Set backs are mourned as wasted life by those who should give love and genuine support.
So a troubled man becomes the butt of jokes by those in whom he has reposed his trust,” Obasa lamented.
“Calamities befall men and their friends shed tears in the morning and run them down at night. Adults are now children. A man can’t even tell his wife serious issues because he is sure she won’t understand. He has seen her divulge little details to her family. He has heard her eulogise wealth and curse setbacks as abomination. She has a little merry heart.
“The pastor can’t be trusted because he is given to flashy cars and worldly ambitions. He rates men by their earthly successes and wealth. He can’t be trusted because wealth, he says, is the ultimate blessing from God. Everyday he celebrates only the rich
“So the troubled man walks around with his troubles in his heart, smiles at all the children masquerading as adults around him. One day, he would weigh it all over again and say: ‘No! It’s enough’.”