Tuesday, April 23, 2024
SOCIETAL ILLS

SOCIETAL ILLS

– When Integrity is Impugned, Treachery Reigns

YORUBA: A kìí f’ajá s’ílẹ̀, ká f’àgùntàn ṣ’ọdẹ. A kìí f’ọlọ́gbọ́n s’ílẹ̀, ká f’òmùgọ̀ j’oyè.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: We don’t sideline the hunting dog and hunt with a sheep. We don’t overlook the sage and enthrone an impulsive person as the chief.

CLARIFICATIONS: Certain societies have complications these days, for eschewing transparency, accountability, and integrity. They got there by sidelining the connoisseurs of society and installing unethical partisans in high places.

IMAGE: Dog and sheep.

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