Yoruba elders say (Ibi ti a ba pe ni ori, a ki I fi te ile) meaning (The place of head is up and nothing is above it-a place of honour, you don’t leg-walk with it).
They equally say that (Okun orun, ko ye adie) meaning (It is unbefitting to tie rope on the neck of a hen).
Also say that (Eni na ika kan si omo lakeji, mesan t’oku a je tire) meaning (If you point a finger at someone, the remaining nine are yours)
When President Barack Obama won as the president of the United States of America, many music and entertainment stars stage name themselves Obama, even some parents name their newly born babies Obama.
When former President Goodluck Jonathan won the presidential election then, many parents named their newly born babies after him as a symbol of honour.
It is a height of disrespect to name your dog after your president’s name. I have said it times without number, that we must honour, pray and support our leaders with whatever God has bestowed on us, to ensure that they don’t fail.
Mind you, if they fail we fail. May I ask, to corroborate my assertion, who is buying a bag of rice for N16, 000 or above to mention a few, is it his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari or we the masses?
It should be noted that, while not saying that we don’t have the legal right to give our dogs name, but our actions and inactions must be directed at ensuring peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace, peace and nothing but the peace, development and advancement of humanity and society in general.
Holy Quran-al-Nisa, 4 59 says
Obey Allah, the Messenger and those of you who are in charge of your affairs”.
Holy Bible-Timothy 2:1-3 says
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
MAY GOD SOFTEN THE HEARTS AND HEAL WOUNDS IN THE HEARTS OF WE FOLLOWERS
MAY GOD ALSO GUIDE OUR LEADERS RIGHT
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