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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

ENTRAPPED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN NIGERIA ARE AWAITING THEIR LIBERATION

ENTRAPPED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN NIGERIA ARE AWAITING THEIR LIBERATION


Nigeria is a country that takes no pleasure in promoting anything good or beneficial and so cannot be portrayed as a country of sanity and decency. In all sphere be it  socio-economic, and socio-political well-being, Nigeria is bereft of any sign of progress, development or growth. Is there anyone who believes in Nigeria or what it upholds? Does anyone beat his chest in solidarity for a promising Nigeria? Who then is a Nigerian? Let us do the findings.

As a believer in any project or process, one must live by, defend the cause of existence with pride and have a sense of belonging as  well as claiming ownership. Can that be said of the Nigerian leadership? From the presidency down to the councillors and even youth leaders, no one wants to be part of the contraption called Nigeria or her socio-economic system.

The number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has shown verifiable evidences owing to a complete show of disregard, neglect to the educational development and sustainability of the Nigerian State. It is obvious  that he did not deem it fit for any of his children to have their basic educational background within the Nigerian educational system. Today, his daughter is seen celebrating her graduation in a foreign university while the indigenous universities of her country are left in ruins with dilapidated structures and poor educational facilities.

Inclusive is the hallmark of sabotage which has environmental hazards ravaging the indigenous population of Nigeria especially within Biafraland. With the  budget allocation for health and infrastructure on yearly basis, the President of Nigeria has always spent his medical checkup in a foreign land all in the guise of having better health care, blatantly squandering taxpayers' money on foreign trips. No new hospitals have been built, the health sector is on a complete decline due to the negligence of the Nigerian leadership.

Medical doctors now pursue their careers in the western world while the Minister of Labour keeps a blind eye to the exodus of our medical practitioners. Owing to the intense environmental hazards ravaging the indigenous population of the coastal areas of Biafra, the citizens are faced with life threatening health hazards, total soil and aquatic pollution which  drastically endangered human lives. "Maternity death rate is on an all time high" and health facilities to curb these challenges are better imagined.

Today Nigeria is rated the most miserable country to live in and the poverty capital of the world. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? What hope lies ahead in a country where terrorists are monetarily rewarded and peaceful demand for freedom is an act of treasonable felony? Where a peaceful protest which is a civil right, is termed an act of war while human rights are sacrificed on the altar of political impunity and lawlessness. It is Where ethnic and religious bigotry is a show of strength.

Where poverty is a tool used to further enslave the citizens to docility and shame.
It is most unfortunate that the present administration has aided and groomed terrorism to the peak of promotion and reward. In the name of repentant terrorists, the Nigerian government has infused the security armed forces with Boko Haram members who are supposed to be in jail. No protest, no law injunction to stop such security threat. There is no demand of order from human rights activists and organizations on the part of this case of evil.

Is Nigeria meant for humans? Are those professing one-Nigeria not hypocrites? The obvious cracks in Nigeria are visible so much, along ethnic and religious lines. Nations of Biafra, Arewa and Oduduwa are oil and Water that can never mix. Nigeria is a British company and the indigenous population forcefully fused  together are tools in the hands of the British imperialists. If we as a people fail to rise up to break the false entity, the cracks will definitely come crumbling down on us all.

Written by Anioke Chukwunonso

Edited by Okechukwu Ise
For Family Writers Press International

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