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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2007, 08:40:06 PM »
Assalamualaikum Jama'a
I don open new thread after so many years any pessin wey no reply......am gonna be VEXED ?;D

The masses: They are crying out, they want to be heard, they want jobs,freedom,good health,justice, money or any source of finance, they want to smiles and be happy they just want good living. They want to leave like those that have good living.

What can be done? What needs to be done? What ought to have been done? How can we go about doing it? What are you going to do? How can you help the masses to be heard out loud and clear?

Lets hear your opinion, speak on behalf of these poor souls maybe they can be heard out through YOU! Maybe You can  make a change...... :-[



I think you should start by sacrificing yourself for the masses. We always make empty assertions without proffering a way forward.
o try and fail is atleast to learn. That will save one the inestimable loss of what might have been (positive or negative).

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2007, 03:19:21 PM »
Voice of the Masses

This is a fragment interview which i conducted
personally with Malam Umaru, (alias kanka da motsi)
a member of the Kayan Danye Petty Traders Union,
Monday Market Maiduguri.

pls read on.

Dan-Borno: 
Malam, can you please tell me your name:

Answer:
My name is Malam Umaru, but I am popularly
known as Kanka da motsi.

Dan-Borno
When did you start this petty business?

Answer:
Immediately Buhari was overthrowned by Babangida.

Dan-Borno
Before now, what were u doing?

Answer:
Taxi Driving

Dan-Borno
How is this petty trading of kayan danye going?

Answer:
Its fine, and our dealers are surely assisting us?

Dan Borno
How?

Answer:
Because for example, i use to come out from my
house as early as 5am and koboless.  Immediately
i come, I will register with any of the dealers, then
I will pick a bag or two loads of irish potatoe,
depending on the season we are; sometimes, its
groundnut, carrot, gwaza, orange just name it.
At the end of the market, around 5pm, i will balance
the dealer of what i sold and the profit goes to
my pocket.

Dan-Borno
How much profit do you make for each bag

Answer
Its all depend on the market, but maximum of
N1,000.00 and usually, between 400 and 500
naira on daily basis.

Dan-Borno
Do you have a family

Answer:
(lauging) I have a wife and 7 children.

Dan-Borno
How much shopping (Chefane) do you make
daily to your house

Answer:
It all depends, what ever i get for that day
goes straight to chefane.

Dan-Borno
For how long will you be using a bag of rice in
your house.

Answer:
(Laughs) a bag of rice! serious
I have never bought a bag of rice
I only buy in scale (mudu).  A bag of
rice is for the big men who go to school
or business tycoons here in the market.

Dan-Borno
You mean, you have never bought a bag
of rice?

Answer:
Kai, i heard a bag of rice is almost 5,000.00
how do you expect me to get that kind of
money?

Dan-Borno
Your kids, do they go to school?

Answer:
some of them, i have sent them to school
(Almajiranci) while the two elderly are helping
me here in the market.

Dan-Borno
Do you have any plans of sending them to
the school?

Answer:
for what? they are already into Islamic education,
isnt it the same knowledge?

Dan-Borno
I understand that you have a union here,
what is the work of this union.

Answer:
We are protecting our right, and we dont allow
anybody to just come into the market and start
this type of work.  So, except if you were being
introduced by someone who is reliable, you will
not be registered as a member.

Dan-Borno
Since you always collect credit from your dealers,
how much do you require to start up your own
business independent, without collecting credit
from the dealers.

Answer:
Wallahi, if i could get N10,000.00, its fine with
me, i will start in a big way, like collecting
7 to 8 bags and distributing it to my boys
to also start.

Dan-Borno
Have the government ever came to your aid.

Answer:
What is Government? we dont know who is this
government, its only when I see the police in their
uniform that i know we have government somewhere
but i never feel its presence.

Dan-Borno
Where do you live

Answer
Mairi Kuwait

Dan-Borno
How much do you spend on transportation.

Answer:
How much? I trek everyday to and from

Dan-Borno
What is your message to the Government and
the rich people among us

Answer:
Government should try and reach out to us in the
area of providing us with basic amenities, like hospitals
were we will have free access to medical facility,
Water and security.  And the rich people among us
should have the fear of Allah and give us a helping
hand in our business. 

Dan-Borno
Thank you for sharing your time with me.

KONLINERS
Ponder please, N10,000.00 can change the life
of an entire family.  Start with your family
relatives and then your neighbours, they are
everywhere around us, lets give them a helping
hand, it will make a difference.




"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2007, 11:02:41 AM »
Ma sha Allahu Dan Borno, Allah ya ba da lada. Speaking for myself, Insha Allahu I'll do my best

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2007, 05:13:03 PM »
 :o jazakallahu khairan onbehalf of d masses
Bayan Mutuwa akwai hisaby

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2007, 09:33:58 AM »
_____phone ringing______
~~~~Skye bank Lyrics~~~~~
I wish .................................

Hello Salamu Alaikum

Woman voice:  Hello, ina kwana

Lafiya, wake magana

Woman voice:  Maijidda ce daga Yola, Mu'azu ne?

Mu'azu:           Mu'azu ne

Maijidda:         Ina kwana

Mu'azu:           Lafiya, yaya yaran da maigidan

Maijidda:         crying crying

Mu'azu:           Lafiya kuwa, me ya faru?

Maijidda:         Crying Crying

Mu'azu:           don Allah kiyi magana, what is it?

Maijidda:         ..in sob.. Don Allah kayi hakuri na dame ka

Mu'azu:           Haba dai, fadi in ji, in fatan dai lafiya?

Maijidda:         (in a slow sobbin voice)
                     Wallahi tallahi Mu'azu babu abinci a gidannan,
                     jiya ma sai da kyar muka auna kwanon shinkafa
                     guda daya, shi mukaci da yamma, sa'annan kuma
                     ragowar mukayi sahur da shi, in da hali don Allah
                     ka taimakemu da kayan abinci, har yanzu ba a basu
                     (refering to her husband) albashinsu ba. (weeping).

Mu'azu:           Haba sister, ai da sai ki gaya min, Insha Allahu zan
                     taso Usman yanzunnan ya kawo muku wani abu na
                     azumi.  Ki kwantar da hankalinki, Allah zai kawo sauki
                     kuma in babu ki rika magana, insha Allahu za a taimaka.

Maijidda:         Crying Crying, mun gode, Allah ya saka da alheri.

Mu'azu:           Ki gaida megidan da sauran yaran, sai anjima

Maijidda:         ...sobbin.. Thank you brother, sai anjima.

Forumites, do you know how many families are suffering from above  same
problem?  Did you check on all your family relatives whether they have
something to start with in this month?  This is real VOM.

You can change a life today today.
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2007, 11:33:35 AM »
KONLINERS
Ponder please, N10,000.00 can change the life
of an entire family.  Start with your family
relatives and then your neighbours, they are
everywhere around us, lets give them a helping
hand, it will make a difference.
Thanks  for this interesting interview Dan-Borno... It would have been even more telling if you have inquired about what kind of income does the wife brings into the house hold... such as some ciniki-ciniki from within or outside the house?

I am very sorry to say that I can almost think that anya ba sai kara mataba kuwa?
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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2007, 01:41:33 PM »
Thanks  for this interesting interview Dan-Borno... It would have been even more telling if you have inquired about what kind of income does the wife brings into the house hold... such as some ciniki-ciniki from within or outside the house?
It depends.....if she is not strapped.......ba sei megida nata ya barta tayi aiki ba. Wat if he objects her wrkin 4 profitable gains?

I am very sorry to say that I can almost think that anya ba sai kara mataba kuwa?
Ashe kunsan halayen.....na yanuwan naku..... ;D
Despite ur slammin, am still jammin!!!

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2007, 05:05:32 PM »
Let us just do our best to help the needy. We should not send the needy away if we can afford to impact on their lives! For me life is about pity and regards for one another..........to have courage, because even the blind struggles to "see"! ;D

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2007, 10:52:32 PM »
You are right Waduz, if only we can check on
the weakest link, things would not have been
like it is now.  We just have to help the poor,
ai ba wayon mai kudi bane yasa Allah ya bashi,
he is just a custodian.
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2007, 10:54:35 AM »
Like now, when someone breaks his fast with ordinary water, another one is breaking it with fried chicken, chips, salad and juice! He doesn't care even if his neighbor has nothing to break the fast with! When he is confronted for any little assistance he flares up angrily. Perhaps it could be the reason that the haves are busy rushing to Saudi for Umrah to avoid pesterings of the needy!
Where are the ('yan alal hakika) is it not better to stay here and distribute grains and money to the needy now, instead of going on Umrah? Please answer this question. ::)

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2007, 05:12:38 PM »
TO talaka dai yashiga uku,gama yanzu ko dako ma zaiyi sai yashiga union,an karbi wani abu daga gurinsa,babu wani abu da mutum zai iya yi yanzu na sana'a sai an toshe hanyar,shiyasa yanzu zakaga mutum da karfinsa amma yana bara in ka tambayeshi zai gaya ma dakoma sai da union yanzu! ALLAH YA SAUWAKE.

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2007, 06:23:32 PM »
Hey guys, how much is a bag of Dangote Rice?  8)
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

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Re: VOICE OF THE MASSES
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2007, 03:23:21 PM »
Ai sai dai kawai muce Allah ya kyauta

Talaka a wannan zamani sai dai Allah
HASBUNALLAHI............

 


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