Major ironies, relaying every word with the deplorable reality we find ourselves today. Who would ever cerebrate that these very words are the foundation in which this very land we inhabit was propagated? Sarcasm at its acme, laugh no go kill me!
What were they deliberating, when the early fathers used priced words such as unity, faith, peace and progress as the motto for this “supposed” great mother land?
For a certainty, they never envisaged in years to come our end will be far worse than the beginning, which is the reverse of what the holy book penned down “The latter shall be greater than the former”. Alas, not on this occasion.
Where did we go wrong?
Aren’t we exhuming greatness?! With the authorities drowning us into a suicidal ideology.
This bitter land, the fruit it bears leaves me so cold, this bitter land does nothing for love, this bitter land brings pain above…
Just reading a thread on a social media platform hours ago “JUBILATION IN BORNO STATE AS GOVERNOR SHETIMA EMPOWERS OVER 5,000 YOUTHS WITH THE NEW IMPROVED SHOE SHINING KIT, FULLY EQUIPPED WITH POLISH AND BRUSH”
I am utterly shattered. This is shambolic. But if you ask me, I will not only laugh, I will roll on the floor and laugh in shame. This kind of shame is sad rather than funny! The same state that trillions of Naira have been spent on insurgencies, the same state that many non-governmental organisation run to in a bid to assist, churches, mosques all bask in the euphoria of helping to save the state. It is this same state that ranks among the highest population of drop out school children in the northern Nigeria, among highest mortality rate, and underpowered women, one can only wonder what the NGOS, and the government itself does for its expanding population. It is only fair that the said “governor” empowers the youth with a full cobbler’s kit. Tragic but true.
Another funny thing in the news now is the DG of EFCC not even knowing how to answer a proper question. Institutionalization on its own, is the process of establishing a practice as a norm, the EFCC structure is a multi billion Naira project, it is only normal in a negative way for him to respond the way he did.
Looking at it from a practical view-point, he made a valid point to a wrong question, which is working from your own personal structure, rather than a rented facility.
Ibrahim Magu is only toeing the steps of his best buddy, the DG of police, as both partners have been caught in the act of spurring gibberish. Of course we all are aware of the ignominious viral video of the babadoosh he verbally uttered during a recently conducted speech. Their role model undoubtedly must be our beloved president Buhari.
The only thing I’m concerned about is the fact that the new EFCC building should have a VIP lock for corrupt politicians. I am tired of these criminals being given the opportunity of a house arrest.
The governor of Kaduna state said he was able to save N1.7billion in ballot papers alone, after introducing the electronic voting system, this examination was carried out with the sum of 4 billion Naira! For an examination, what a horrendous sum to spend on a Local Government election. The fact that he encouraged other states to introduce the electronic voting system is appalling. Imagine if every local government heeds to his advice!
What is more, is the fact that he ended his speech by saying that should the new People’s Democratic Party block-quit the All Progressive Congress, president Buhari will still win the 2019 presidential election. Hilarious but pathetic!
Years of kleptocracy, repressive dictators coupled with widespread corruption, have resulted in large-scale neglect and deterioration of public services. Nowhere is this more apparent than within the health sector! A renowned political analyst once said “there are 3 vital areas a responsible government must never allow the private sector to dominate – Health, Education and Security”.
Now back to basics, the Nigerian Primary Health Care system is in a state of total collapse. Primary Health Care centres are dilapidated structures decorated with drugs and cob webs and have become in many places inhabitants for domestic animals. In many tertiary and secondary health centres, ordinary water supply is not available, not to talk of availability of power supply and essential drugs.
Valid reason our “Honorable President Buhari” has made the United Kingdom his second home of office, shuttles in and out like he has a date with the Queen. It is pathetic that the country he escapes to have a system that works, a system that values the life of humans. His son who ought to be serving his fatherland as a youth corper, drives a power bike worth millions of Naira, was recently rushed overseas for treatment after a bike accident.
Another joker, Governor of Kogi who has locked horns with bad roads, unpaid staff, herdsmen etc. left his state to welcome the president’s son, lwkmd!! Kind gesture indeed, we salute you… Hilarious men!
Above all said, I was in a meeting with some senior men the Sunday past, probing on issues, soliciting on proceedings in the country, and a gentle man said “EXCEPT THEY RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA, OUR GENERATION TO COME WILL SUFFER.”
This caused shivers down my spine as I probed my mind. Who are they?? Are we going to sit and watch our future and that of our unborn generation continue to be left in the hands of these mediocre people who call themselves leaders? Hmm….
Things can only get worse, don’t you think? And like a lazy youth as I am termed by our beloved president, I am moved to scribble the sad reality we are faced with.
WE NEED A PLAN, TO SURVIVE THE LAND, TO SURVIVE THE STORM. EITHER YOU ARE BUSY LIVING OR BUSY DYING, LOOK WHAT ITS COME TO. SO WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?? IS THERE NO ONE ELSE???
THIS BITTER LAND CAN’T STOP MY FIGHT, THIS BITTER LAND CAN’T HIDE MY LIGHT.
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