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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

OH NIGERIA, SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM DESTRUCTION!

OH NIGERIA, SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM DESTRUCTION!


Written by Ekwenye Samuel
For Family Writers Press

Nigeria, according to documented evidences, used to be the pride of black Africans going down the memory lane of 1980s and 1990s. She was commonly and widely referred to as the "Giant of Africa" in virtually every sphere of life. This is oblivious of the fact that she is largely disunited and illegitimate as a country. Nigeria is endowed with abundant human and diverse natural resources that would have otherwise, been of immense benefits to all segments of the society, if adequately harnessed, contrary to the present sorry state of heartbreaking events that have irredeemably bedeviled her.

The erstwhile rulers of the country whether dead or alive, brazenly raped and looted her dry according to the gloomy pictures painted in 2015 by the All Progressives Congress party (APC) prior to the election that eventually produced Muhammadu Buhari as the current President of the country. The corruption epidemic of the country was the pivotal agenda or the driving force behind ruling the government right from it's inauguration, which it came to address but what a pity, Nigerians were thoroughly and terribly hoodwinked. Nigerians were officially, consistently and rampantly bamboozled by the APC cum Buhari led Federal Government with the mantra of recovering all stolen monies from both individuals and past government officials variously starked in different local and foreign accounts. It is on record though that most of these monies were recovered but till date, nobody can tell when, where and how the Buhari government expended those recovered loots.
The recovered loots were relooted by the recoverers and widely acclaimed "messianic change government", with no verifiable documents to trace the funds anywhere. What an absurdity!

Here in Nigeria, there have been devastating retinue of incidences of high inflation on mainly consumer goods that have very direct bearings on the people with absolute unwillingness on the part of the change government to bring succor to the overburdened populace. Nigeria is a country that is governed by slave "taskmasters" who seemingly derive satisfaction in exerting pains and sufferings on those they schemed to get into office to save. The recovered loots were supposedly meant to be rechanneled into alleviating the persistent crises of price instability of essential commodities like petroleum products (kerosene, fuel, diesel and cooking gas), and food items by considerably reducing their prices and making the products affordable. The rate at which foreign currencies like USA dollars and the British pounds exchange for the Nigerian Naira is really maddening and immoral. This is where to a great extent, the impact of the recovered monies would have been positively felt if properly employed and utilised for the interest of the people.

The issue bordering on millions of civil servants and pensioners amongst others who are being shamelessly owed months and years of unpaid salaries by the government, is yet a testimony of gross incompetence, hydra-corruption and betrayal by those who claimed to be in government under the pretense of coming for the interest of the governed. Nigeria is a country riddled with cases of hopelessness, disappointments, slavery and death. It is a country that no one will like to be associated with. Nigeria, in the lens of the global community, is a disgrace to humanity.

Buhari was ostensibly inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2015 and celebrated as the discovered messiah of the already impoverished people of Nigeria. He was ordained on his appearance on the scene for the salvation of his admirers but up till date, which is about three (3) years of wasted experiment, has not been able to find the "magic wand" for the much anticipated deliverance. But instead, has steadily unraveled a contingent of flaws in his many administrative antecedents. Huge sums of money were borrowed from the foreign community in 2015 to finance the 2016 national budget which was gravely misappropriated thereby turning the country into an economic caricature. The implementation of the 2017 budget was another abysmal disgrace before the world. We are now in 2018, awaiting yet another show of shame and deprivation from an inconclusive abracadabraic government.

Nigeria will continue to scamper from one misadventure to the other so long her crop of deranged political and economic handlers are not prepared for rebirth. It is a country whose leaders are purely egocentric and will certainly go the way of  destruction through the prevalent shameful hypocrisy and delusion she is currently into.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

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