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The height of CAPITALISM and POWERLISM in Lagos State

by Egbeolowo Olaitan
My heart is filled up with lots of rigours. I'm beginning to wonder the sardonic and ridiculous state of my people (proletariats)

My people can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed. The government keeps deriving pleasure from the abysmal state of the working class.

The capitalists exploit poor workers, the church becomes an instrument of the oppressors, which systematically stops the poor masses from voicing out their state of minds.

The media becomes the bane of the masses, they get easily influenced by the government.

A Kingdom headed by Unarmed Robbers, the king and queen, in alliance with the Government, buy the future completely.

The future becomes a shadow of its former self, but somewhere, somehow, there is hope for a better future, through a revolution or intellectualism.

Who will now salvage us from this kingdom, that is full of oppression, molestation and victimization?

Hello Lagosians! I hope you are satisfied with the Government of "Ambodeism", and everything that is attach to it. Even if I repeat this introduction 10 times, the blind knows who would say yes while the deaf knows who would do otherwise.. I laugh in Chinese as the struggle between the proletariats and bourgeoisies continue to win every heart on a daily basis, and how the government has incapacitated the working class through the state Slogan "EKO ONI BAJE"(EKO ONI BAJE WHILE THE WORKING CLASS ARE LAMENTING ON A DAILY BASIS).

The " I Don't Care Attitude' Of Ambode In Otodo Gbame Community.

The word 'MEGACITY' is one of the lies that Lagos state government is using to incapacitate the working class on a daily basis, without any blink of hope that they would fulfill their dreams anytime soon. some People are homeless because of AMBODE MEGACITY, some PEOPLE ARE HOPELESS because of AMBODE MEGACITY, some people are dying because of AMBODE Megacity and many more. With this ineptitude and cruelty of Lagos state government, I am beginning to wonder if the word 'MEGACITY' means an act of displacing people(proletariats) from their various homes--- According to the State Government(Lagos). The truth of the matter is that, one day, the Sons of the oppressed would come out with cutlasses, guns against the oppressors, and pursue them till they axe them. That is the truth of where this country is going to.

How can people be displaced from their homes because the government wants to build (a) megacity.. This is inhumane, and a serious contravention of the Land use act which proclaims the fact that, the government should carry the occupants along in terms of land grabbing or land usage. Anything aside from this is inconsistent, and it is to that inconsistency Null and Void. 

Upon this Argle--Bargle, the Lagos state government has defended its decision to demolish some houses in Otodo Gbame, a riverine community in the lekki area of the state. 

However, Amnesty international had vehemently condemned the act, describing it as an abuse of human rights. The group also criticized the government for not obeying a court order which restrained the action. The most exasperating part of this issue is that, Ambode got more than 5000 votes in this community, and yet, this same Ambode is the culprit behind their predicament(s), the Architect of their misfortune(s) among others. 

The cost of living in Lagos is hard like coconut for the masses, they can't meet up to what I describe as "Lagos Standard Of Living", except the bourgeoisies or ruling minority. House rent in Lagos is like heaven on hell, and yet, the government is happy to have displaced some people without enough compensation, all in the name of "MEGACITY" or "MEGAFRAUD". 

In fact, I always ask myself if government is for the people or not. Not quite long, the Lagos state government introduced public utility levy. What is public utility levy if I may ask? the new move as one burden too many after paying for land use charge, LAWMA, PHCN, water bill, etc, what are the elites paying for in Lagos?” had we enjoyed all of these, it would have been better. Most of these things especially the power supply, we don't use it as expected. Yet, the people are still paying while some are homeless because they belong to the majority. If this is how people are been killed and homeless in advance country because of megacity, they would not have been where they are today.
Before I proceed, permit me to aggrandize this article with a laconic write up from a fellow Marxist.

#Say no to Neo Capitalism 
#Say no to Inhumanity

- Egbeolowo Olaitan is a prominent member of ANSA 
(Alliance Of Nigerian Students Against Neo Liberal Attacks)A Writer, Editor, Marxist and Orator
Email: Smartwayne645@gmail.com

12 comments:

  1. #Thrash. Because You Feel Comfortable With The Use Of English And High Vocabulary, You Feel You Can Pitch A Working Government Against The Masses. It's Very Glaring No Matter How Good This Government Perform People Like This Writer Would Never See Anything Good As He Is Being Myopic And Hypocritical. How Many Civil Servants Has Ambode Laid Off From The State's Civil Service, Please I Would Like To Know, Instead He Has Successfully Created More Employment Despite The Economic Down Turn The Country Is Currently Trying To get out off, How Many Of This Same Gainfully employed Civil Workers complain about Non Payment of salary arearrs and pension like their counterparts in other states. Lagos is a tested and working Blueprint. And please don't mislead People with your shambolic article. We're trying to catch up with Cities like Paris, London and the likes, Mr Writer you probably need to take a trip down to Johannesburg South Africa and tell me if you wouldn't want to live in a City like that, when you touch down OR Tambo Airport take a trip down to Sandton, Pretoria, Rivonia all this places are under Gauteng province. The problem with fellows like this writer is they refuse to embrace civility. What side of the Otodo Gbame community story are you advocating for, is there not a Court Order restraining the Settlers(Who are not even Lagosians and many at larger non Nigerians) of that community from going back there after it was first dismantled. If you have any Family member among those that has fallen victim to activities of criminals that take refuge in this shanties, you'll probably think twice before putting pen to paper and displaying all manner of calumny. Word of Advise Mr Dear writer it's not a must you live in Lagos go back to your state of origin to till the Land, Lagos is Progressing and we'll actualize that dream no matter how hard agents of defamation like you try we'll never go back. Itesiwaju Eko lo'je wa logun Eko O Ni Baje. #IfYouBelieveSayYouSabi Write Because Of Small Vocabulary Wey You Dey Privy To Remember Say Lot Of Intellectual And Sound Minded Folks Better Than You, Are everywhere On Social Media. And we won't allow you succeed with your Lies. (Mr Olu, Please Let This Reply As Well Get To The Writer)

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  2. The point of angle with which you choose to write this articulated gibberish says a lot about you, you got frustrated that you just pick holes in all of the government policies, yet am not surprise considering the fact that you are weighing the whole drama on the Marxism scale where the proletariats determine what they want and when they want, the truth is, if we are to base on this then Lagos today wouldn't be Lagos, the development and growth recorded in Lagos would not have been possible, for the ecowas road project in Lagos, houses, shops were destroyed and those with C of O were compensated, but will are all enjoying the road today, if you cannot call Abuja a fraud then Lagos cannot be a fraud, and as for the guns and machete, be the first to carry it and fight on behalf of the masses and the proletariats will ask you "who send you" that's when you will know there are two sides to a coin
    #Believe

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  3. You right somehow. But if we refuse to pay some price at times we may not move forward.

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  4. Part Two: Eyes Just Went Through Another Balderdash On The Article Again, As for the Bills Paid In Lagos Well Here Is The Breakdown.
    1. Land Use Charge: If You Don't Own A House, You're are not expected to pay for Land use charge or has any official of the Lagos state government accosted you asking you to pay Land Use charge as a tenant or as a visitor in Lagos
    2. Lawma: Oga are you trying to take us backwards, because I don't understand why you would complain about the stipend being paid to a service rendered to ensure keeping the state Clean.
    3. PHCN: This is just a total sign of frustration, Excuse me Sir do you pay your Light Bill to Officials Of Lagos State Government too, if you do then I assume you're just as gullible as those who you're trying to get their empathy with your fallacious write up
    4.Water Bill: Nothing is Free in Freetown Mr Oga Ade, if you don't pay for those service rendered how do you expect the Government to maintain and upgrade for the purpose of serving you better, I live in Ketu and Water Bill for a flat is just #500.
    5. You've asked what Public Utility Levy Is, Well I'm sure you're much aware and informed about the recent uplifting and cancelation of Monthly Sanitation which would now be carried out by sanitation workers whom of course would be paid from the cuffers on the state Government, Equipments and Human material that would be utilized must of course be provided for and you don't expect the Government running to Abuja for Bailout on that note, we've agreed with the Government respecting a court order that a state like Lagos cannot afford being shut down for 3 hours in the Name of Monthly Sanitation
    Lastly I can't help but Laugh in Korean ( North to be precise) with your Last question "what are the rich paying for?" As you've just successfully exhibited your Naivety,ignorance and sense of intolerance for development. I'll refer you to the same parable of the blind and deaf used in your calumnious write up, that the elites pay far more than a common man in Lagos E.g ( Most that are self employed, captain of industries are being taxed and it's part of the proceeds of taxs collected from them is what is being expended to build road and link communities on the mainland where you and I stay and also to fund more projects across the state, they pay tolls (name a place that's currently being tolled on the mainland), cost of living on the island is much more higher than that of living downtown Lagos, perhaps one thing the Government is asking from the residents of Lagos is to be Law abiding and stop sabotaging development, stop defacing the State and Embrace total Civility for the benefit of us all. #EkoOniBajeOoo #ItesiwajuEkoLoJeWaLogun

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  5. There is always a price if u must make progress.

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  6. Everyone is entitled to his opinion..

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  7. Their is no government that has no lapses, and no government is hundred percent perfect. In every government people are pleased and displeased so all your constructive criticism and applause are all correct.

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  8. The truth is change and development comes with lots of pains but there's need to address and compensate the affected ones appropriately.
    There is hope for a better future.

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