A mace is a staff of office which is positioned on the table of Commons when a speaker is in chair. It symbolizes authority in the house.
But in Nigeria, it is now a play thing and not a staff of authority. Be it a monarch or in the house of representatives, anybody can barge in and get away with the mace. Which was what happened in Ogun State House of Assembly yesterday, after it was reported that hoodlums invaded the office of the speaker and made away with the mace.
I believe that the mace is fast beginning to become valueless in Nigeria. This same thing also happened barely two months ago after hoodlums also made away with the mace of the Oba of Lagos.
I wonder when an end will be put to this.
But, why do you think it is so important for the mace to be stolen?