What a year!

IT crept in like any other year hiding its devilish details from many guessworkers who claim the power of clairvoyance.

By the time it brought its Corona content, even worship centres were shut down as deaths untold came in its trail.

One particular painful death that came close to me through it was the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi.

We were in the Ikere Ekiti home country of Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) in March when he invited me to sit next to him and one of the issues he raised with me was the deadly virus and the view that the weather around us makes it less potent.

That was our last talk on this earth until COVID struck him and did not survive.

I also tried to unsuccessfully reconcile him with someone they had issue on that day. I even got Chief Olanipekun involved.

COVID killed so many politicians, celebrities and ordinary people in the outgoing year  making deaths so cheap around the world.

In our country where public health is so parlous, we were just as vulnerable and deaths so cheap as we live carelessly.

I have been sharing my experience during a trip outside Nigeria when a gentleman got a ticket of over 300 dollars for wearing his mask on the chin.

On  return to Nigeria, I went to a mall in Ikeja and as I fetched my mask to wear, it was the seciuty man that rushed to me pleading that people have stopped wearing mask.

Now the second wave is back vociferously.

We pray for the souls of the dead as we encourage the survivors to be careful with the protocols in 2021. See you in the new year alive.

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