A broken government,
A battered state,
A besmeared nation.
Such are the thoughts that occupy my mind each time I think of the issues that has been happening in this country. From the several lives lost to bomb blasts, to the kidnap of the chibok girls, to the strike challenges faced by our higher institutions of learning down to the present situation of fuel scarcity in the country. Everyday I wonder, when would things change?
The attitude of our government towards these issues is to publicize that things are being handled when in truth, nothing is being done or so it seems.
As a concerned citizen, a few questions strike me;what was strategic about the girl’s kidnap? If this was a jihadist movement,why kidnap girls and not boys? Is the Boko haram movement a religious, political or cultural one?
Teachers are builders they say, it is very logical to have demands from ones employer in other to produce desired results from assignments alloted to one. Our government has failed our educational system for years and I have grown to hear about the tussle that has constantly reoccurred between the government and the teaching body of Nigerian Universities over the supply of adequate funds to improve our educational system, 2013 recorded an embarrassing turn of events as this issue resulted in a 6 month long strike without any real efforts by the government to implement workable solution to the reccuring problem.
The worst of it all is the issue of fuel scarcity coupled with the unrelenting fall of the naira on the international market, I can say I have had the worst 6 months of my life in recent days. Things are expensive, income remains constant, there is no electricity supply to power up machines and no fuel to generate an alternative source of energy, how exactly are we supposed to survive such hardship? We have had so far 56 years and more than enough money in 1977 to ensure these things never happen but here we are, independent of masters but slaves to ourselves. We need leaders and not cowards, we need loyalists and not betrayals, we need representatives and not dictators, and we need our voices to be heard and not to be subdued. We need our peace, our force and our Unity. We need our country, we need NIGERIA.
These stated above to mention a few has pushed me to almost giving up hope about our nation and so I am patiently waiting for a messiah that would change the way things are…
MONDAY EXPRESS: NIGERIA A Plight
A broken government,