July 30, 2016

Nigeria A *Happy-Go-Lucky State* Under the Aegis of Change Mantra

written by Egbeolowo-Ridwan
I write as a Bonafide citizen of Nigeria
I write as a compos mentis Homo Sapien
I write as homo Politicus et Homo Socialis
I write as Albert Estein of the Century

Am glad when it said *Thy glory, O Israel is slain upon high places:

How are the mighty fallen! 
*Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the philistines rejoice, and lest the daughters of the uncircumcised exalt. That is the case when the hobo from the hobo-camp pejoratively hobnobs with the hobgoblin. Nigerians have been bamboozled, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz politically. Detonating from the grandiloquence of my academic reservoir, where I became lachrymose in my Explicandum, Explication and Elucidation of the debilitating and oscillating economic situation of my dear country. 

I am happy to use this opportunity to express my bitter experience and hardship that is now a cankerworm in Buhari’s Nigeria. It is no more news that Nigeria’s struggling economy is finally and technically in recession as opines by minister of finance which is now on the track with no hope of coming to a favorable end. The Nigerian economy just now is on the verge of epilepsy which has put the Nigerian citizen in what I described as *Happy-Go-Lucky* and in a desultory attitude.

Nigeria as a consuming nation rather than a producing nation is not only alarming but also uncalled for , that a third world nation like Nigeria prefer consumption to production which has put more injuryand danger on her economy in the past and in years to come if care is not taken. I think at this juncture the president or the federal government just now needs to be economically indigenous through the aims of promoting Nigerian made product rather than Loafing around the international community for goods importation *exempli gratia* the importation of toothpick which is still on for now, is it that we don’t have the natural or artificial ingredient/atonement to produce it or what? 

Well, I am not surprised because That’s the case and outcome for a nation who prefer consumption to production, a nation that find it difficult to increase his level of production ahead of consumption will definitely have problems in the nearest future. and also, My pity does not only go to the average man on the street that has to take home 18k minimum wage as salary or less but what the future hold for us as a nation.

The current economic situation of Nigeria has left her citizens in a desultory attitude to the extent at which the hope and survival of the common man on the street is in a state of oblivion while majority of our leaders live in peasanted luxury and propensity solitude.

This is sardonic,lugubrious, contumelious, opprobrious and exigent. The most exasperating of all is the security issue that our leaders hold with levity hand, like my usual saying *we voted for change, he got victory but what we get in return, what we get in appreciation is the colossal, gargantuan and humongous high cost of living which is radically and critically affecting the Nigerian citizen to the extent at which some are now into one or two forms of vices such as Kidnapping, armed robbery, terrorism et cetera which threatens the very fabric of the Nations economy. 

I think if there is humongous high cost of living, at least the security and welfare of the people should be a priority and subject of importance as entrenched in the 1999 constitution section14(2B) rather than taken it with levity hand.After more than a year in office, I think one can give a preliminary assessment of the performance of the Buhari administration vis a vis its campaign promises. Generally I think the government has failed to fulfill most of its campaign promises especially in the area of economy. Even in the fight against corruption, as Rev. Father Kukah rightly said, the anti-corruption fight is targeted at individuals instead of empowering the relevant institutions to fight corruption and also address the factors responsible for corruption in our system.

FINALLY, I am using this media platform to crave the APC- LED-ADMINISTRATION THAT FOLLOWING THEIR ANTECEDENT AND PEDIGREE WE KNOW THEM, THEY SHOULD PROVE THEIR CHANGE Mantra and stop blaming the past administration because that was the main reason why my fellow Nigerians opted for change in 2015. Enough of this political somnambulism and malocclusion, political tribalism and political witch-hunting. And also, It is very sad to know about the recent *I DON’T CARE ATTITUDE COCOONED WITH TRIBALMANIFESTATION THAT GREETED our Dear PRESIDENT* the president as a matter of fact needs to educate its people on the importance of living together and the positive impact of Esprit De Corps. 

The president just now needs to show more than a Lethargic, more than a complacent; more than a passive interest in ensuring the unification of its people otherwise nepotism, tribalism, impunity and ethnicity would be the order of the day.

There are circumstantial evidence on tribal manifestation that greeted our dear president, a cornucopia evidence that suggest what was to be demonstrated by our dear President

What are the circumstantial evidence?

1. A couple of weeks ago a 73 year old Christian grandmother was beheaded in Kano because she asked some Muslims to stop washing their feet in front of her door before their prayers.

2. A few days later a female pastor of the redeemed church of God was hacked to pieces by a mob of Muslims in the Kubwa district of Abuja simply for doing her morning cry of evangelism and urging the people to give their lives to Christ.

3. not too long after that two hundred Muslim youths burnt down a catholic church claiming that they had no right to go to church on Friday because it was the Muslim day of worship

4. The Benue massacre orchestrated, animated and masterminded by the Fulani Herdsmen.

Considering the Aforementioned one can quickly say tribalism is on the rise because our Government appears to be encouraging it by allowing injustice to pass by without doing the need be to put justice at the prevailing point. This is sardonically lugubrious, enervating, erroneous, exasperating, attenuating, disgusting, horrific and unpleasant to the ears. Then I ask myself this rhetorical question; Are southerners and Christians not Nigerians as well? For how long will this racism go on? Does the principle of federal character still in place?

THE PRESIDENT AS A MATTER OF URGENCY AND EXIGENCY SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS *HORNET”S NEST* BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE CHANGE WE AGREED ON OR ARE THEY PLANNING TO ISLAMISE NIGERIA……. THE LORD IS OUR STRENGHTH…….E GO BETTER MY PEOPLE……CHANGE IS GRADUAL PROCESS AS THEY SAY, LET SEE IF THEY HAVE THE ABRACADABRA TO TRANSFORM AND TRANSMUTE OUR SORRY STATE…..ALUTA CONTINUA, VICTORIA ASCERTA.

(STRUGGLE CONTINUE, VICTORY IS CERTAIN MY PEOPLE)
Egbeolowo-Ridwan

7 comments:

samaila sulaiman said...

Issorite

Kay Heavy said...

Dis writer is biased and seem confused! U started well by condemning d nation being a consumer as against producer, good one, buh what will a government hv done to change us to a producing Nation in 1 year? What will d govt would hv done wen a devilish group said dey will neva allow d govt to export d only existing export item by bombing d facilities? How many tym has d president ordered d arrest of any herdsman found with ammunition? Pls let's be objective in our analysis of d economy!

Hassan Aderemi said...

It's easy to destroy than to build, no matter what will still have course to reference the havoc that past regime have inflicted on us Nigeria.

inumidun said...

Seen..

SPACO said...

Nice.

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

God will help us

olutoscene1 said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm.

#Olu, can you see?

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