Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Making Of A Naijamaniac
The Naijamaniac bill was initiated sometime in August 1982 by Engr. Michael Wuese Nomor who after a hard day’s work retired to the hollow chambers of his bedroom but under the binding spell of Eros, could not resist the excitement of “forwarding the bill” to Mrs. Elizabeth Yanguchan Nomor for consideration. In unison, she nodded that she had conceived the idea also.
Nine months later, in the wee small hours of 12 May, 1983 the draft copy of the Naijamaniac bill was delivered in the Labour Room of General Hospital Makurdi. It was welcomed with joy by many who day by day trooped in to peruse through the draft copy. Been convinced that he had initiated a laudable bill, Engr. Michael Nomor pronounced it to be truly a bill of peace hence the name Bem.
The “first reading” of the Naijamaniac bill passed through Tiny Tots Playgroup Kindergarten and Primary School in Makurdi. Tagged “nothing but the best”, the bill was expeditiously forwarded for a “second reading” at St. James Minor Seminary Gboko while just in Primary Four, having proven to have acquired a perfect understanding of the three R’s – reading, writing and arithmetic.
Expectedly, it successfully passed through three years of morality and cleansing at the St James Minor Seminary Gboko. From there, the bill was forwarded to Airforce Secondary School Makurdi for a second reading. Efficaciously passing all patriot and defence tests, its qualities where certified to be in consonance with its dogged motto - perseverance breeds success and hence forwarded to Anglican Secondary School Makurdi for scrutiny and further amendments if necessary. Been convinced of the quality of the bill, it was registered for the Senior Secondary School Examinations (SSCE) with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) where it passed through the “committee stage”. Without hesitation, it was forwarded to the “committee of the whole” to also be considered by the National Examinations Council (NECO).
The “result stage” was rogered to the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria via a nod by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB). Without ado, on the first list of its consideration, it was certified to be of suitable academic standards and recommended for a third reading at the department of history.
The Naijamaniac bill while at the “conference committee” stage came in contact with different courses and various lecturers undergoing scrutiny amid strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It was finally harmonized and forwarded for “accent” on a 2:2 (second class lower) degree basis in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
The bill was accented to sooner than expected and that same year forwarded to undergo the required one year compulsory national service with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). It successfully served in Akwa Ibom State and is currently about to be witnessed in full force in the entire country.
The Naijamaniac law is now popularly referred to as Bem Max which literally means maximum peace because of its gentle, simple and calm nature of enforcing justice.
It has been tested and confirmed to be the need therapy for the various aspects of human life having been tasted by most states of Nigeria and a good number of West African countries.
The south-south and south-east region of Nigeria is currently where Bem Max is causing terrific waves of excitement flowing like the River Niger down the Niger-Delta and pouring out torrents through Radio Akwa Ibom 90.5FM.
Turn on your radio - listen; switch on your TV, Bem Max appears in your area soon! It’s a worldwide phenomenon.
Bem Max is a 3D graphic image. Study Bem Max like a college degree and imbibe his strengths of desire, determination and direction - the driving force of a Naijamaniac.