Shortcuts are cheap and convenient means of circumventing due process in the Nigerian parlance.
Unfortunately this seem to be the system producing our entire societal values and entrenching the culture of impunity in our entire nation.
Most offices have been turned into extortion posts. You can hardly get any reasonable services anywhere be it private or public offices without some workers soliciting for "something".
Our leaders are so afraid of those that they lead that they move about with a whole troop of highly armed men and women as though they were engaged in a terrible battle of supremacy against the whole society.
Most Nigerian Importers bring cargoes of death into Nigeria on the assurance of some officers working within regulatory agencies once their interests are taken care of, the coast will be cleared for them and the laws will be blindfolded on their account.
The laws work in our society for or against depending on affordability.
Nigerians are the only people with the legitimate mandate to put a stop to this impunity. It is our acquired culture and it can be clinically checked and transformed.
Education comes to Nigerians as a privilege and not a right. Mushroom-building institutions dot every corner of our communities producing mediocre, confused and unemployable characters.
Criminal organizations are given legitimacy and registered in our society thereby authorized to engage communities and torment the populace at motor parks, airport and seaports. Some masquerade as unions and association without regulations to check the consequence of their activities.
Prices of goods and services are left unsupervised in the hands of exploitative vendors. Government and contracted services and revenue agencies are more contemptuous than courteous.
No nation can advance or achieve meaningful developments with these burden of callousness and impunity.
The change we desire, the change we need and the change we must have begins with me first and extends to the next closest person to me and through that we extend the chains of change.
If we do not patronize lawlessness the values that sustain such culture will grow weak, worthless, unattractive and this option will become unappealing and unfashionable.