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… A Bastard Noticed!

It’s usually mentioned in Yorùbá parlance that when a home or household enjoys relative peace and equanimity, it’s as a result of the bastard who dwells in such a household has not come of age. In any other case, a household the place such an individual is bred is certain to witness, at intervals, clatter, woolly and pointless cacophony. This situation will not be too totally different from the case of those deceitful and unconscionable souls who’re higher described as ‘Coalition Of Omo-Àlè Descendants’. The faceless group beneath the management of 1 Lekan Ekundayo is nothing however a bunch of ethnic jingoists, tribal bigots, agent provocateurs and no much less black sheep of the Yorùbá extraction.

Anybody will be irritated, pissed off or have misgiving a few state of affairs, situation or a happenstance. Nonetheless, as people, one should be capable to draw strains between what is nice and what’s not. How a bunch of scoundrels, for no matter cause, their misgivings or incertitude are, would resort into low-cost misplaced blackmail, unsubstantiated and spurious claims to go on a marketing campaign of calumny towards some individuals and people who’ve hitherto displayed extreme patriotism in direction of their fatherland and have confirmed time and time once more that they’re worthy plenipotentiaries of their nation – Nigeria beats the creativeness of each discerning thoughts.

To additional show the peak of his imbecilic medulla and the nadir of his mental prowess, Lekan Ekundayo would go forward to pull an company which has given extra to Nigeria and Nigerians in simply over a 12 months of its institution – the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NiDCOM) in his journey of opprobrium and infamy. Anybody will be indignant as acknowledged earlier, nonetheless, Lekan alongside his reprobates mustn’t, whereas dilating his tirade, have dragged NiDCOM to his mudslinging. He ought to have been extra particular by making direct allegations towards these whom he thinks he had an axe to grind. His futile try together with his group of scallywags at blackmailing the NiDCOM has fallen flat on its face.


In its prolonged jabberwocky known as ‘Press Launch’, the group which displayed nothing however all the pieces antithetical to the values and virtues of ‘Omoluabi’ that the Yorùbá nation is famous for may solely be seen attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill. One in all such nonsense was its try at giving hate-promotion colouration to NiDCOM as an company of the Federal Authorities. Or how may individuals with the fitting mind set have opined that “We’re additionally alarmed by the official consent given to those hate campaigns by the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, NiDCOM, which is like giving an official endorsement to unfavourable publicity about Nigeria.” From the quote above, the questions that come to the thoughts which demand solutions from these rapscallions embrace:

– What hate campaigns had been launched towards the Nigerian nation (proof of such campaigns both in type of print, social or digital media)?

– Who’re these people concerned in these hate campaigns towards their fatherland (names of people very germane)?

– If any (of such) hate campaigns exist, how and the place did NiDCOM as an agent of the Federal Authorities grant such official consent?

– Lekan and his focus-less group additional opined that going by the texts and literature popping out from the ‘hate campaigners’, one would assume that there’s completely nothing good in regards to the nation, Nigeria. Ordinarily, any person or a bunch of individuals who desires to be taken severely mustn’t have spoken in ambiguity, particularly when such speech or assertion is supposed to be a ‘Press Convention’. The group ought to have been extra specific in its allegations. Readability is of the essence however as a result of Lekan and his ineffective group simply needed to be heard, it doesn’t matter whether or not what was put collectively as a press convention was simply what Yorùbás would name ‘mún atamó mó àtamò’.


The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants, because it described itself is only a group of pissed off, no-focus, directionless handfuls and a noisemaking harem that the general public is enjoined to discard like a chunk of trash. If a bunch is even unaware of what an company of the Federal Authorities is established to do, how do you’re taking such people very severely? Does Lekan and his co-wayfarers suppose that NiDCOM as a Federal institution is similar as ‘Egbé Omo-Ìlú’? It is because many, if not all that he talked about in his gibberish known as press launch are mere beer parlour gossips. Or what proof did he adduce to preach that the NiDCOM has change into the refinery for the processing of crude, scathing critics and all types of negativism towards Nigeria?

Or may Lekan and his co-travellers be performing for a paymaster? It’s overt his spurious allegations is probably not in regards to the unsubstantiated ‘hate campaigns’ as he claimed in spite of everything, however focused at an (or some) people on the helm of affairs on the NiDCOM. For Lekan and his ilk, it’s basically germane that the mandate of NiDCOM is spelt out at this juncture as soon as once more in order that they are often schooled for the reason that group has proven one can really be educated and nonetheless be silly on the identical time. In any case, schooling doesn’t translate into knowledge.


Mr Lekan Ekundayo ought to get it into his cranium that the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, NiDCOM will not be established to advertise a piece of the nation, slightly, an company established by the federal authorities to impress its nationals outdoors the nation for nationwide development and growth. Coming from a platform of ethnic idiosyncrasy has clearly proven he and his different doofuses are on a mission to an finish which isn’t any finish in its true sense.


For the avoidance of doubt, it’s basically germane that Nigerians know and acquaint themselves with the genuine data, not the bogus or ersatz impression Lekan Ekundayo and his group created with their supposed press launch. We owe posterity this, therefore, this rejoinder is deemed completely vital.


The Act which established the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NIDCOM) states in:

Half II – Of the Act additionally provides the Fee the next powers:

(i) to coordinate and harmonise all Continental Nigerians in Diaspora Organizations

(ii) attain out to Nigerian communities overseas via their varied teams, organizations our bodies et al.

From the above, it’s clear that NiDCOM will not be established to watch or censor what people or teams say or do. Quite, the Act was enacted by the Nationwide Meeting of the FRN with the mandate to interact Nigerians in Diaspora within the insurance policies, initiatives and participation within the growth of Nigeria and for the aim of using the human capital and materials assets of Nigerians in Diaspora in direction of the general socio-economic, cultural and political growth of Nigeria. Additional capabilities embrace however not restricted to:

➡️ Mobilize and execute programmes that can complement and advise the Federal Authorities on main areas of accelerated growth.

➡️ Articulate its mandate and that of the Authorities correctly and extensively.

➡️ Attain out to Nigerian communities overseas via their varied teams, group our bodies amongst different capabilities.

It’s stunning or slightly bewildering that of all of the sterling efforts the company, NiDCOM, has put into motion with seen optimistic leads to simply over a 12 months of its institution and with accolades pouring in torrents for the management from even non-Nigerians throughout the globe, one ignoramus will collect different muppets to name on the Federal Authorities to scrap the company, NiDCOM. That is the peak of idiocy! They will need to have woken up from the incorrect facet of their beds the day they contemplated such asinine agenda. Or it’s that all of them took fermented ‘burukutu’ (a typical alcoholic Yorùbá drink) within the early hours of the day it (the group) granted the press launch?


Funnily, these nitwits overlook that Nigerians are very clever individuals and usually are not silly to swallow their bunkum beneath no matter disguise. Lekan claimed this set of people that now wallow in hate campaigns towards a rustic that made them have discouraged many buyers from coming to put money into Nigeria. That their hate campaigns have inspired corruption within the public sector, additional propelled enemies of the Nigerian state just like the Boko Haram buzzards, armed bandits and different financial saboteurs to proceed to wreak havoc on the nation’s financial growth.

Sadly, as very weighty and tectonic as these allegations are, these brokers of discord and balkanization didn’t present one single proof to again up its contrived claims both by naming who’s accountable for what or what they really did. One can solely contemplate these wild claims as mere conjectures and moonlight tales on steroids.


Except for its major mandate of galvanizing Nigerians in Diaspora for nationwide growth, NiDCOM has had a number of conferences with people and teams tailor-made round bringing growth to the nation. If within the jaundiced and warped considering of Mr. ‘Lokonso’ and his group of Omo-Àlè descendants, he had individuals he knew constructed inns of their residence cities to ‘camp’ younger women (in keeping with his nonsense known as press launch), he mustn’t take each different individual like individuals of his form. Let him present the world what growth he and/or any of his dunderheads have delivered to their residence nation.

NiDCOM has not relented in its efforts at placing the curiosity of Nigeria and Nigerians in Diaspora on the forefront of pursuing its mandate. Nigerians and certainly the world noticed what the company has been doing within the a number of circumstances of Nigerians in different international locations of the world dealing with one drawback or the opposite – both drug-related circumstances or human trafficking.

Juxtaposing Ekundayo’s declare together with his declare on the hate marketing campaign, solely Impartial Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, a secessionist and proscribed group in Nigeria with inconsequential membership within the Diaspora berates the federal government however most Nigerians within the Diaspora are very patriotic and help their residence nation. That is evident from the quite a few latest zoom conferences by many identified teams together with NIDCOM and UK Video conferences the place Nigerians within the Diaspora be part of all around the globe to proffer options and have interaction positively with authorities officers.


Lekan Ekundayo’s case is akin to the bastard that has now grown up within the household with rancorous exuberance. The sooner his madness is tamed, the higher for everybody’s peace within the household. For Nigerians to take Lekan very severe, let him point out the names of these concerned within the many shenanigans he listed in his press launch. Or is he afraid of litigations which are prone to comply with such motion particularly within the face of no proof to again up his claims? Knowledge, they are saying is worthwhile. However does he actually possess one? It is rather a lot uncertain.

We name on patriotic Nigerians to ignore these attention-seeking OMO-ÀLÈS and aimless people. They’re like leprosy which needs to be surgically eliminated with no identified deal with in Ọ̀ṣun and Lagos States.

Tí ilé bá ṣì ń tòrò, àwọn ọmọ àlè ibẹ̀ ni kò ì d’àgbà. Nigerians usually are not fools. These idiotic parts ought to get busy with one thing significant.

Dr. Bamidele Adamolekun, MD, MPH
Washington, D.C.