Owerri: Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns

By Comfort Obi Students of history would, of course, remember  Nero, the frivolous Emperor of the Roman Empire who famously fiddled while Rome burnt. In the South-East where I come from, nothing could be nearer the truth than Nero’s story. Most of our leaders play while the region burns. They engage in frivolities and big-manism while the region is systematically being destroyed. You will excuse me to use the tragedy that is the Ekeukwu market in Owerri as a typical example.  For two years, almost, the case of the famous…

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