When it first started some years ago, it was by using a cup and pouring water on the celebrant. Before we knew it, it developed to carrying a whole full bucket of water and emptying it on the person. Before we knew it again, some started pouring unclean water from gutters, soapy water, etc.
Before we knew it, it developed to throwing of sachet water, which lands on the celebrant’s body like a stone. The question is what if it lands on the stomach or some other sensitive parts of the body – the breast, the scrotal sack, etc.
Have you thought of what could happen? What of those who will catch cold and develop pneumonia? Recently even, some carry a full bag of water (20 sachets) and break them all at once on someone’s body. Hei, I am afraid oo. Many have fainted in this process nationwide.
The records are all around. Many have frowned at it strongly. But it is still being neglected. Who knows the next level/form it will take in the coming years. May be a time will come when bags of water will not be enough again and can water or even gallons will come into use. Who knows? Imagine what will happen then?
If there are no minimizations to this scenario, maybe one day, you will just hear that someone has been watered to death. Think about it and be the one to suggest a working solution to this. I did not say that people should not rejoice with their friends and fans each time they celebrate, but where I stand is that suffocating the celebrant with water and other liquids is not the only way of showing happiness.
Let’s think out a better way to do that before the worst begins to happen.
Samson Ifeanyi Odo.
Samson Ifeanyi Odo is a vibrant but diplomatic ambassador of peace and a propagator of the truth. He holds a diploma in Bureaucratic Studies (Public Administration) and, as at the time of this post, he is currently undertaking a degree course on Diplomatic Relations (History and International Studies) in the University of Nigeria Nsukka. You can reach him on email@example.com Or call: 08052059052.