Monday, May 28, 2007

The Nigerian Proclamation




The transition into the second democracy government in Nigerian history is taking place today the 29th of May 2007 and to me it seems the masses of this great country are been put into another 8 years of slavery and misery.Do we really have what is called democracy or what word can we use to qualify what is going on in Nigeria with the outcome of the just concluded elections.

With the question I keep asking people "why does a country have an entity with a title Government?" From my understanding of what we were taught while in school,read in books and also taking cues from other countries,a government is suppose to enforce rules and laws within a country,state etc.A government is suppose to be able to provide or see to it that the appropriate entity that is responsible provides basic amenities to its citizens like good drinking water,good roads etc.

One of my Professors said something one day that "a country where one of the most expensive thing to get is food is not a country" and I thought about Nigeria as a country.Having a job in Nigeria of today does not mean you will be able to feed your family or put clothes on your back and what can be sad than that.

The government announced that Nigeria will be acquiring 2 more satellites by 2010 and Nigeria is thinking about building a Nuclear reactor by 2015 and I ask myself if the people that think of such things are actually insane or what.What will happen to the country if people like the Niger delta fighters get their hands on the uranium alone not to talk of the number of people that could die from our mismanagement of the toxic waste from the nuclear plants?What happened to Nigeria having stable electricity by 2010,Nigeria having good roads by 2010,Good drinking water for Nigerians by 2010,revitalization of the education system in Nigeria by 2010 etc.

I used to call it misplaced priorities, but I think it is just the greediness and selfishness of some people that we trusted with the running of the country.I know a lot of people will not agree to this,by saying that this is actually helping Nigeria in the area of development,look at the people or the country as a whole and you can decide on what development is.

Nigeria is so full of great minds and talented people,but the minds and talents are been killed even before it is manifested.I remember when I was in school,that I had a guy in my class that could develop Java applications in as much as we don't even have a computer in the computer science department of one of the premier Universities in Nigeria,but I guess who cares.I know a couple of dull people that could not survive the rigorous educational path that people go through in Nigeria,but go to other countries to get a certificate and go back to run companies in Nigeria while some of the smartest people in the world that got their certificates in Nigeria and did not have the opportunity to go out of the country are either low lifes or don't even have a job back home.

We need to make people accountable like the proclamation said,but ...........

Nigeria for life

Click on this link to read the proclamation.

22 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:02:00 AM, Blogger DiAmOnD hawk said...

you know im not sure what to say about Nigeria anymore...

two more satellites????????? this is the first im hearing of it... while i dont think it's bad to want to have that... we definitely should have the basic necessities in place first before trying to achieve these lofty goals

 
At Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:19:00 AM, Blogger catwalq said...

has all hope died?
I am petrified to face another eight years without hope that there will be a miraculous turn of events

 
At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:51:00 AM, Blogger Teva said...

Eyin peeps...its gonna be alright. Wasnt it the same God that turning a starving nation into a prosperous one where one bag of rice is sold for N1?
God dey....we havent heard the last yet.

NB baba! how na? I been wan harrass you before, but i see u av repented...LOL

 
At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:52:00 AM, Blogger catwalq said...

BTW: which kin wowo song are u playing on this blog?
D guy cannot sing now?
What is he saying?

 
At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:25:00 PM, Blogger Tutsy said...

You couldn't have said it any better darling, you hit the nail right on the head. You know i'm at the point where i don't even think about the situation in Nigeria anymore...its sad, really sad. Our leader are never held accountable for their actions....yet we claim we practice democracy. It's almost like we put them up on a pedestal like they are God or something...like they are above the law...we give criminals, crooks and seasoned rogues a "get-out-jail" pass by granting them immunity...and yet we get upset and aggravated when tax-payers money are looted away. Even leaders who where indicted never got punished for thier actions all we ever see happen is a demotion without being harshly reprimanded. Perhaps if the penalty for embezzlement were steep, we would have less people lobbying for govt positions in order to better themselves and thier family members. Perhaps if we had people who knew how to "do" the job and not bastards who just happen to thug thier way to Aso-rock, we might have a more organized country. Perhaps if we had leaders who gave a damn about their people as supposed to making an apprance in the next issue of Ovation at thier never ending lavish parties, we might have less poverty in the country...i could go on and on, but i guess nothing i would ever say can change a damn thing.

Nigeria still has a long way to go, and your proffesor is absolutely right, food should never be a luxury to people...but i guess things are ran differently in great Nigeria....you know in the past, i would get excited whenever there we had a change in power, especially with the Obasanjo regime..i'ld think and hope this would be the era things would change...but after years of disappointment...i have finally given up on that country, nothing will ever change, and i'm not being pessimistic, I guess its just the way things are destined to be.

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:18:00 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

even though i'm "canadian" and all.. i go support this proclamation for your own sake.. lmao

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:52:00 AM, Blogger omohemi Benson said...

true word o! my brother!
@Catwalq,
Kilo so? did you eldee can not sing? no talk am again jo!
The boy dey yarn.

I hope we all will do something in our own capacity for our country,eventually our little ripples with shake our nation.
We need a revolution.

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:54:00 AM, Blogger omohemi Benson said...

*why I con dey make error like this?
I meant will shake not with.

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:17:00 PM, Blogger DiAmOnD hawk said...

thank God you've removed that yeye song... i second catwalq jare... the guys singing was one kind... now Eldee is cool :-)

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:23:00 PM, Blogger Biodun said...

I love this post, speaks the truth. We are the generation of change n we do have a responsible to make things better, I pray we who know better actually go back home n make a difference n with God we will get there. Naija will get better, I beleive that!

 
At Friday, June 01, 2007 1:32:00 AM, Blogger babe said...

I am embarrassed at how little I know and think about my country...lord have mercy on me.

 
At Saturday, June 02, 2007 5:49:00 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

my sweet pineapple is back... oh i have joy like a river in my soullllll

 
At Saturday, June 02, 2007 9:10:00 PM, Blogger Ms. May said...

True Talk. Hope you're good homie. It's been a minute.

 
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At Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:56:00 AM, Blogger Freelance said...

Lovely blog.Keep up the gud wuk!

 
At Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:51:00 AM, Blogger Teva said...

bros e! a blog is meant to be updated...hmmm? biko? do justice! LOL

 
At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

my ex-husband.. where ru?!?!

 
At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:37:00 PM, Blogger SapphireAster said...

UPDATE!

 
At Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:31:00 AM, Blogger Discombobulated Diva said...

some people may say that i have an unrealistic view of Nigeria simply because i have been in the states for a while... but i still have hope for nigeria... there are too many great minds there for us not to prosper... one day Nigerians will, or should i say more Nigerians will begin to use their smarts and talents for the good of the people and the country... it may take some time, but Nigeria will get better... its a hope and pray that i have to have, because i do plan to return there, it is home... just my 2 cents...

~DD

 
At Sunday, June 24, 2007 1:01:00 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

who is this girl taking you away from me self?!

 
At Friday, July 06, 2007 1:54:00 PM, Blogger Viaduct said...

I just joined the blog world and I am amazed to find that many young individuals are positive about change in naija........, this does not seem to be the same in Nigeria, many in the older generations are very happy with getting connections to eat gov't money. None of them see a reason to get killed all in the name of making a difference..... come to think of it how many young people are willing to give their lives for future generations??????

 

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