What could be the worst imagination you have ever had in your life? Really? Yes and it could be any kind of imagination.Is it picking up a million Dollars somewhere by the road side, or is it been sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime you didn't commit? Or is it to be deported from a country of your dreams as soon as your landed there? An imagination could be any Imagination.Or have you ever imagined how you are going to die and leave this world someday? Sure there are a thousand and one ways to die, right? But I could not help imagining what it must have been like for the victims of the Dana Air Plane crash on 3rd June 2012, in Lagos Nigeria. I would say and agree that could be the worst imagination i can ever have, or the one relatives, friends, family and loved ones of the victims could ever had imagined.
I have always imagined it terrifyingly what such a scene and experience could ever hold for anyone. Even though i had not been airborne travelling for the second time in my entire life. How would you take it seeing where you and others are heading down to crash with no much hope or trust in your country's ability for such cases for any emergency teams in place, any Standby Rescue groups and fully equipped efficient fire services? Sometimes i ask myself, are even ever conscious on such things and have value for human lives? Is our country any place to be proud worth living in such matters? Do have regard for human life and allow such out-dated, out model and expired airplanes to fly or are we more concerned about the money and bribery in our pockets? For how long would continue to sell our souls and conscience for money?
How would you feel like, seeing that you are going to end up in a densely populated area where there is no easy accessible roads for emergency help, too much accommodation problems that resulted into people living too close the Airport? How would you imagine it if you know what the odds were for you or against you as you face your own death?Or is it just mere seeing the Boko Haram bomb right in your own face and you cant think of escaping it if ever explodes? Is this the kind of country we want to see our next generation live in? Why is this country becoming a place where one cant take pride in, even it means dying in it? Have you imagined your own death like this? Or would we keep seeking help and medical solutions from outside for the dying? Imagine how you would have left this country if you ever die someday.
Death comes in anyway but the issue is not our dying or how we die or where we chose to die and end life.So if not that, then what? Is our present Government of the day any sign of comfort or hope at all amidst the various challenges and problems we face as a nation, a people and for humanity sake? Are we a nation that is happy with the state of things in our country, and we can smile and die knowing that those we leave behind are in safe hands as a country? You can also imagine how such little kids aboard the plane would have imagined and thought of in their small and innocent minds? Death is inevitable, but such death is painful, heart-breaking and even worse, unimaginable by any anyone, young or old, rich or poor. What could be worth ever dying for in this country? Have we as a nation imagined death through our lapses?
So, the reality is, the process of life and death happens to each of us. It is what we do with the days in-between that count for eternity. Whatever you are here on earth as a person, brother, sister, cousin, aunt,mother,father,church member,best friend,political leader or activist, student, bank manager,wife,husband,child and the list goes on,all really depends on what you DO,how you lived and what you did with those opportunities and chances you have been given to make the world and our country a better place. It in not just enough imagining how you will live,but also important to see the big picture of how you will die. It could be good or bad, plane crash or natural cause,and it could also be by either how well did you treat your neighbour, family, friends and your fellow country citizens while you are alive. My thoughts are simply personal here and its just my imaginations on what we could have averted as a nation if we ALL do the right thing, living with enough VALUE for human life and respecting the gift of our conscience from GOD. And finally,its just my thoughts and imaginations of how i felt for families of the victims, the now homeless people of Iju Ishaga and for ALL true Nigerians.
If you have lost all you hold dear,
if threatening is your sky or world,
Do not despair and do not sit
For ever asking " WHY ?"
Just by keeping on you may
see midnight wear to dawn one day.
To live in hearts left behind is not to have died. So rest in peace all victims of Dana Air crash on 03.6.2012 and we will always love and remember you ALL in our hearts, as we strive and continue in making this country a better place, even if we die or live. We hope to see these midnight break into dawn someday in NIGERIA.
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