E ku ayo odun o!
I have come to you as a Yorùbá man greeting
you with all pleasure now that we are in the New Year. May the year unfold with
great goodies for us. Amen.
There are many Nigerians in the gaol in
different parts of the world not necessarily because they have committed a
heinous crime but for their acts of lawlessness. Today, we would be considering
this in a very poignant way: Your territory vs Others Territories.
Your territory is your domain where you have a
full understanding of the place. This include the language, the culture, the
people and the law enforcement agents. For example, law enforcement agents in
Nigeria can easily be bribed while this is not applicable in some other
nations. In the same vein, it can be as small as your room.
Others territories can be likened to a strange
land. A country that is not of one's birth neither is the person conversant
with the way of life in that community. Others territory must be carefully
examined before claiming to have a deep understanding of the place.
A Yorùbá saying goes thus "ile ti ookun
re o toju eni su, a ki rin oru e" meaning the path were you are not
conversant with must not be walked in the dark.
The crux of today's discussion is that you must
be careful to carry the right attitude in and out of your territories.
Different things happen in different cities and you do not necessarily have to
carry the experience of your home territory into other territories for they
might not be governed by different extreme rules. Be observant and act
accordingly to the rule in other territories. What is acceptable in your
territory might be a crime in others territories.
When you are in Rome, behave like the Romans.
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