Friday, November 4, 2011

America Loafs While Nigerian Babies Strive For Greatness

I often wonder about the declining quality of journalism. Here's an article - maybe this baby was really qualified? There are some very smart babies out there, right?

Plus this article assumes OUR value system is good. Where babies don't work. All this child labor nonsense. You know what this gets us? Generation after generation of soft spoiled brats.

To me this article reads like a wake up call to America. How can we keep our competitive edge when our babies are falling so far behind? My kids didn't work when they were babies and half of them have moved back in with me. If I had to do it all over again, I would stay here in the US and send my kids to Nigeria, at least for awhile. I think that would have done all of us some good in the long run.
A one-month old baby, said to hold a diploma, was on the Nigerian government payroll, officials have discovered, exposing the levels to which corruption runs in Africa's most populous country.

The name of the infant was recently found on the payment voucher of a local government council in northern Nigeria during an exercise to fish out ghost employees from a bloated workforce, Garba Gajam, justice commissioner for Zamfara State told AFP late Wednesday.

"In the on-going verification exercise of the payrolls ... in the state we discovered that a month-old baby was among the employees of one local government who is paid a salary," Gajam said.

"What is even more astonishing is that it was indicated in the payroll that the infant holds an ordinary national diploma," said Gajam, revealing that the discovery is a "widespread trend in the local government service where senior officials stuff payrolls with the names of their wives and children".

[AFP via Yahoo! News]

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