Nigeria’s “War Against Indiscipline”

 

Audio: BBC world Service – Witness Mon Nov 30 2015

In 1984 General Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime launched an unusual campaign to clean up Nigeria. Under the policy, Nigerians were forced to queue, be punctual and obey traffic laws. The punishments for infractions could be brutal. Veteran Nigerian journalist Sola Odunfa recalls the reaction in Lagos to the War Against Indiscipline.

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