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.