Five days ago, the people of Nigeria began broadcasting messages to friends and family. The messages advise everyone to:
1. Stock up on at least a week’s supply of food and water.
2. Ensure your car has a full tank, and purchase further fuel for your generator (if you’re lucky enough to have one).
3. Keep enough cash so you have one less reason to leave home.
4. Stock up on equipment like flashlights, candles, first aid, etc. Don’t forget to top up your airtime.
5. Stay at home and keep windows and doors secured.
6. Park vehicles securely, preferably within compound walls, certainly away from main roads.
7. Remember all emergency numbers, both state and federal (NOTE: Please do not post tweets and ask that others RT until it gets to the authorities; in the time it takes a tweet to circulate, a life could be lost or assets damaged).
8. Make sure all family members (especially those living with you) know the numbers to call in case of emergencies. Discuss with them about what to do in case of an emergency or in case you get separated for any reason.
Of course, many of the rich people have either traveled out of the country themselves, or sent their children. Which leads to the obvious conclusion; Nigeria is about to experience a natural disaster on a national scale. We have no hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. Just elections every 4 years.
BONUS READING: Nigerian man survives 2 days underwater proves beyond doubt the survivability of the common Nigerian.