Ndi Anambra, Let's Take Our Monday Back!

(analyzing The Economic And Spiritual Implications Of Monday Sit-at-home)

By Christian ABURIME

Nigerian legendary musician, Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, also known as Abami Eda, once sang a song about the importance of Monday as the first day of the working week.

In that song which became a hit, Fela explained both the economic and spiritual implications of Mondays as the first working day of the week

For some of our young readers who may not be too familiar with Fela, Fela was both a multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist.

According to Wikipedia, Fela is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines traditional Yoruba percussion and vocal styles with American funk and jazz. He was born October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta and died August 2, 1997 in Lagos

According to the International organisation for Standardisation, Monday signifies the beginning of the trade and commerce week. It also signifies the beginning of other human activities.

In the United States of America, the world strongest economy, Monday is considered as the first most important day of the week. It literally sets the tone for the week.

Psychologically, if you skip work on Monday, it becomes easy to skip Tuesday. By the time Wednesday rolls in, you will naturally say to yourself "I have already missed Monday and Tuesday, I may as well wait till next week." It becomes a routine and a self-inflicted destructive vicious cycle.

This is almost the same scenario in Anambra State and other South-Eastern States where a weekly Monday sit-at-home has been declared for several months now

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) who gave the order has since vacated it and other criminal elements have now taken over the illegal implementation of the order. These hoodlums attack, kill, and destroy businesses and vehicles every Monday in a bid to implement the Monday Sit-at-Home order.

The implementations are not lost on the economy of the State and the people. Several billions of Naira grossing over N19 billion are lost each Monday, people wishing to do business divert to other states, children cannot attend school, social activities are grounded, fear and insecurity are heightened.

No sane society can make progress with this kind of scenario. This is the time for Ndi Anambra to join hands with Governor Soludo to take back Anambra State from these hoodlums. Lets come together and reason together. Lets reclaim our land and set ourselves free And, surely it can be done!