I just received this joke on my blackberry messenger : Maths Gone Wrong!!! A bank manager confused with his maths, asked his secretary to help out: “I have N23,000,000. What will you take off to get 25%?”
She replied “Sir, honestly I will take off my blouse, my skirt, my bra even my panties” 🙂 :). It sounds funny, but it brings to the fore a very serious societal/global problem – GREED !!!
Greed cuts across gender, race, location and forms. But the one I really want to address here is greed among girls/ladies.
Recently, we read about the horrible story of three female undergraduates. Weather real or imaginary, one cannot overlook the alarming rate of greed among girls these days. Gory news have ceased to scare or deter these die-hard girls from their “runs.” Pastors and high-handedness of some parents have equally failed to stem theses escapades. University campuses have been turned to business centers where we have alarming cases of sex-for-money, sex-for-material things or sex-for-grades.
No wonder I once worked with an accounting graduate who could not draw up a simple Trading Account. No wonder, a medical doctor cannot handle a simple malaria case. No wonder a mechanical engineer does not know the difference between a brake pedal and a clutch pedal. No wonder a teacher cannot teach unless she reads a written material and then and explains what she has read. No wonder a lawyer cannot argue cases successfully in court. No wonder…No wonder..
This sad trend transcends the campuses into the larger society. The craze to “belong” and to be a “big babe” has reduced girls to cheap prostitutes. To make matters worse, secondary school girls have been bitten by the bug. Soon, they will “graduate” to the next level when they enter the university.
It is an open secret that girls use the best of phones, especially the blackberry, most of which are “payments for services rendered.” One opened up that she did not buy her Blackberry Torch with her own money – as if I did not know.
The most interesting aspect of all these is the contribution of parents! Why would my daughter live beyond my provisions and I appear unconcerned? Why should a parent actually send their daughter to go and collect money from one “money-bag” that they hardly know? Why would a parent be unconcerned about the kind of friends that their daughters keep. Why do parents shy away from paying their children, especially the girls, surprise visits on their campuses?
Levi 19: 29 says : “Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a shore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.” “For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.” (Prov 23:27-28).
￼As these “big babes” forge ahead with their “trade”, they persuade their friends and onlookers, directly or indirectly, to join their “runs.” They flaunt their “rewards” before all that care to look and give you dozens of reasons to justify their actions. Prov 7: 25-27 says : “Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”
One thing greed usually does is to “blind’ its victims and equally make them ‘deaf ‘to words that would pull the off its firm claws. In the end, when catastrophe strikes, the victim is left all alone to be comforted, in most cases, by regrets, blames and sorrow. However, in some cases, the victim never has the opportunity to tell her story.
Right now, the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has been on the trail of human traffikers, who have succeeded in traffiking many greedy Nigerian girls into prostitution abroad. Sadly, some of these girls may never see their families again!
Even though my post could just be like dropping a pin in a very busy market, I leave you with the words of God : “The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul…”(Prov 15:31-32)
A word is enough for the wise !
Thanks for your time and have a blissful Easter.
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