By Adedamola Adetayo
Our Elders talk about the neighborhood WITCH, the parable of the parasitic mite which stays right on and around the leaf while it steadily eats life out of the poor leaf!
The witch was heard the night before wailing, crying and lamenting. She screamed all through the night. Nobody paid her any attention but in the morning they discovered the child who was hale and hearty just the night before had died suddenly.
Our Elders say that SURELY, the wailings, screams and cries of the witch last night was connected and about the child who was destined to die the following day by the evil hands of the same witch.
Even the weevils would normally live right inside the beans to destroy it. Something has happened to us As PEOPLE but because we were neither PERCEPTIVE AND/OR OBSERVANT we have fallen into the hands of the enemies who seek to destroy us.
Sometimes we may even SEE, FEEL AND KNOW these things but because we are a “NICE” PEOPLE who love “PEACE” so much and also because our Pastorpreneurs [ ELEVATED AND POSITIONED FOR THAT PURPOSE ] have told us to MIND OUR BUSINESS, SELVES AND FAMILIES and to LOOK AWAY from “Worldly affairs” we just jejely stood by while we were systematically destroyed as a people!
YOUR.BIBLE TELLS YOU PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!!! Why am I saying these things again??? Have you ever heard or read me talking about ECONOMICS, FINANCE, SPORTS OR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS?
No, I don’t talk about those topics because I don’t have competence in those fields. But on the SOCIETY, POLITICS AND RELIGION, I know enough to put my mouth in the matter.
On this ZIONISTS AGENDA, I know it absolutely well because I have been VERY CONSCIOUSLY OBSERVING it for over 30 Years. I say only things that I KNOW VERY WELL.
Just today, this very morning, on my early morning walk from school run, I branched at the nearby “Chemist” shop to get my BP drugs. You know we have become used to calling it CHEMIST and not PHARMACY.
We have long forgotten the difference between the two words. This particular “Chemist” shop is owned by an Igbo lady. I can stick out my neck that she is not a pharmacist but she is a “wholesaler” of drugs and many of our Yoruba people, mostly retailers, were scrambling at her feet to get their allocation of stocks, mostly on some form of credit.
She sits over them with the accustomed pomposity of her people. I was just looking at them, disgust written all over my face. I will tell you some stories which today’s encounter brought to my mind.
1. DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS
Once upon a time in Lagos and many parts of Yoruba land, we had eminent Yoruba men, MOST DISTINGUISHED PHARMACISTS like Chief Adelusi Adeluyi of Juli Pharmacy, Mr. Francis Idowu of Isolo City Chemist and Mr. Robert Adebowale Commercial Medcine Store, Nnamdi Azikiwe street Lagos.
They were – so many of them – very qualified pharmacist registered with the Pharmaceutical Councils.
They were very strict professionals who operated by the books, the ethics of their profession. They were decent people with the highest standards for morality and professionalism.
You couldn’t get drugs without DOCTORS prescriptions. In those days you could get drugs in Yoruba land and Nigeria and be totally confident that you will be fine.
They were even on ground to assist you with expert opinions. Majority of them were also CHEMISTS, they had proficiency in mixing chemicals together to arrive at suitable medicines to take care of your health.
It is still the practice in many African countries till this day. I experienced it many times in neighbouring Benin Republic and Johannesburg South-Africa.
Do you know that in those days, up until the early 1980s, they were the MAJOR IMPORTERS of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products into Lagos?
They did their business and they made their money. It was a WIN-WIN for Pharmacist and Customers.
But the ZIONISTS have changed all that.
They got themselves into that trade. One IGBO MAN WHO WAS A REGISTERED PHARMACIST will hide hundreds of random Giringory, Boniface, Emeka etc under his license and call them “apprentices”
Many of those so-called apprentices were people pulled from all over their forest dwellings in Anambra and moved enmass into Lagos.
Soon, those apprentices learnt the trade. Next thing they did was to enter the HEROINE/COCAINE RUNS of Asia. They got HEAVY FUNDS and from there they became IMPORTERS OF DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS!!!
IT WAS SERIOUSLY HEAVY MONEY THESE GUYS BROUGHT INTO THE BUSINESS. THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHERE THEY WERE HEADED.
With that amount of HUGE FUNDS and the sheer number of them who had that kind of funds, you couldn’t never hope to compete with those guys.
Soon, our people [ THE QUALIFIED PHARMACISTS ] stopped importing and they found themselves at the mercy of the [ ILLITERATE ] Chukwudis of IDUMOTA AND TRADE FAIR who have become the new rulers and Lords of the Manor.
Even at that they weren’t satisfied. They needed to control the WHOLESALES OF IMPORTATION AND ALSO THE RETAIL OF DISPENSING PHARMACISTS.
That was how we started having “Chemist Shop” Isolo City Chemist was getting ROBBED VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER DAY until the poor man had to close shop!!!!
If Mr. Idowu, the owner/founded of Isolo City Chemist wasn’t a very prudent Ijebu man who planned his life properly, he may have run into more than manageable sizes of debts that would have forced him to sell/franchise his license and properties to the Igbo people!
The ZIONISTS have no business with ETHICS or respect for STANDARDS. That was how the phenomenon of FAKE DRUGS STARTED IN NIGERIA.
2. SPARE PARTS
Do you know that Chief Stephen Bakare founded OLUWALOGBON Motors which is now somewhere around Obafemi Awolowo way in Ikeja?
Do you know that Chief Michael Adeojo founded ELIZADE MOTORS which is located somewhere around ACME road in same Ikeja?
Ikeja.was A BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL HUB, product of good forward thinking by our great men and women of the Western Region under Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory.
Do you know that in those days, up until the early 1980s, the two men and MANY OTHER YORUBAS were the MAJOR IMPORTERS of MOTOR SPARE PARTS into Lagos?
Do you know that TODAY, ELIZADE. despite their pretences now get most of their spare parts from IGBOS OF LADIPO and ASPAMDA.
Do you know that Chief Bakare and his Oluwalogbon Motors are as good as grounded today?
It is the very same procedure as the PHARMACEUTICALS!!!
At some point, when he still lived in KETU-MILE 12 area, Chief Stephen Bakare was getting ROBBED VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER DAY until the poor man had to close that office at Ketu and ran away.
OLUWALOGBON Motors is now looking out to sell their Ikeja Head office. You can guess who the eventual buyers will be.
Add 1 and 2 and you get your result.
3. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS.
Chief Amzart Adebowale was the founder/owner of Adebowale Electrical Industries [ AEI ] . The man is dead now, I can imagine that he didn’t enjoy his last days on earth.
A lot of people, our Yoruba people were CURSING him. They said he RETRENCHED MANY OF HIS STAFF without giving them their due severance benefits.
Many Yoruba families were pushed into sudden poverty.
But neither the man nor his company could do anything about it.
AEI COLLAPSED SUDDENLY.
The ZIONISTS did it.
Do you know that once upon a time, up until the early 1980s, his company was about the sole importer of ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS into Lagos?
The IGBOS understudied him and took the process through the same routes as for the Pharmaceuticals and Spare parts.
All the Igbo traders did was to go to CHINA with DRUG MONEY to ship in containers of fake Electrical fans, TVs, fridges etc.
They had HUGE VOLUMES AND SOLD WAY CHEAPER afterall they were TRADERS AND NOT MANUFACTURERS!
In few.years they crashed the man’s businesses, a business which has sustained hundreds of Yoruba families for many years.
There.was ABSOLUTELY NO WAY AEI could have competed with the ZIONIST TRADERS. The man and his companies went under very quickly.
I can imagine that his children and family will soon [ if they have not already] sell the sprawling factory on Ikorodu road and you can guess those with the money to buy the properties!!!
Add 1 to 2.
Mr. Moses Adebayo was the ONLY YORUBA MAN OR PERHAPS THE ONLY NON-IGBO who had a useful business in Alaba International Market.
He was at one point, up until 2002 at least, the SOLE DISTRIBUTOR OF NIGERCHIN CABLES.
The IGBO TRADER won’t have it.
THEY SEVERALLY ROBBED HIM, BURGLED HIS SHOP, HARASSED HIS LIFE AND HE NARROWLY ESCAPED BEING LYNCH ON THAT FATEFUL DAY IN 2002.
Quick intervention of the OPC, MOPOL AND AWORI ELDERS saved his life and also because he had a mobile phone.
The man was a very strong man, they couldn’t remove him.
The man died last year. I can assure you that his business will soon be wiped out because I cant imagine his successors having such courage to compete with igbos there.
At about the time they were dealing with Mr. Moses Adebayo, they practically pushed out Alhaja Mesan who was the Iyaloja of the market many years before Jakande relocated them there.
In Lagos o!!!!
4. PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTING.
Alhaji Sulaimon Adebola Adenuga is founded and owner of now defunt FOTOTEK INDUSTRIES LTD [ FIL ] based in the Opebi area of Ikeja.
I know him very well because I worked there as a marketer in 1997.
The man was a WORKAHOLIC!!!
For a very long time, up until the early 1990s, FIL had this franchise from AGFA FILMS OF GERMANY.
Up until that same early 1990s, FOTOTEK was the only place you could PRINT COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN NIGERIA AND FOR MANY WEST-AFRICAN COUNTRIES.
AGFA gave Fototek that FRANCHISE and the company used it well and meritoriously.
Problem started in the 1990s.
Some other people started to have interest in the business.
They went out to bring TUDOR to rival AGFA.
ALL the early competitors were Yoruba people.
I was marketing the Eastern Region for Fototek and you will hear igbos making such statements as “How can the Yoruba man be the only one doing this business”
By the time the ZIONISTS took interest in the business, FOTOTEK shut down.
The business went TOTALLY UNDER.
Today, the man has switched to RITE FOODS and jejely producing Bigi Drinks and Sausages peacefully.
The ZIONISTS DON’T usually take interest in ventures like that, it’s too long.
They don’t have much interest in MANUFACTURING.
They want their RETURNS FAST FAST.
They need the money to BUY LAGOS AND SW, THE TRADING ARE JUST THERE AS FRONTS.
It is the same thing especially for the Lagos -NORTHERN NIGERIA routes
Thr Zionists have changed all the settings.
Do you know that when Festac Town was commissioned in 1977 and when we moved into that Estate in 1978, there was NOT A SINGLE HOUSE WITH A FENCE AROUND IT?
The Federal Housing Authority [ FHA ] insisted that there must not be any FENCE.
We had PLAY GROUNDS AND GARDENS nearly for all “Closes” , “Roads” and “Avenues”
We had IGBOS and other tribes as neighbours and childhood friends.
It was FUN in those days. You could take strolls even at 2am because all roads were well lit.
We didn’t have the ZIONISTS or probably their population wasn’t much or sizeable enough for them to be noticed.
All that has changed now.
The ZIONISTS CHANGED ALL THAT when they started to come into Festac in the middle 1980s.
They have bought over nearly every inch of Festac Town.
You could NEVER compete with the kind of money those guys have and still getting from ASIA.
It is COCAINE/HEROINE MONEY.
SECURITY HAS FLOWN OUT THE WINDOWS IN FESTAC.
You can write books on these and it will never end.
There has been a savage attack on us.
My people don’t understand what is happening, that is if they have even noticed yet.
By Adedamola Adetayo