Monday, 12 March 2012
Chei! Which way Nigeria, which way to go?
I am sure that those born in the 80s remember that song "which way Nigeria, which way to go? I love my fatherland, i want to know...................." by Christy Essein (or so)
It is time again to ask that same question as was asked in that song "WHICH WAY NIGERIA????"
Recent headlines read thus:
"11 killed, several injured in Jos catholic church bomb blast" - Terrorism
"Gun men kill 3 in Kano state" - Terrorism
"Corpers die in road crash" - Poor planning and infrastructures
"Terrorist escapes arrest" - Negligence in high places
"Woman kidnapped....." - Terrorism
The list is just endless. When people die senselessly this way, all we hear is "The president sends condolence messages to the families of the deceased blah blah blah". Condolence messages???? What the hell does that mean?
I am so sad. So sad for the thousands of people who have died (who probably shouldnt have) due to the circumstances that could have been avoided. Due to the cluelessness of the people in power. Its so sad.
Are they (government) telling me that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that can be done about this Boko Haram thing? Are they telling me that the roads have been cursed by our fore-fathers and so can never be repaired? Are they telling me that it will kill them to provide us with power and those other basics?
To people in government - Noone is saying 'do not steal'. All we are saying is 'steal well but do what you are supposed to do'. Is that too much to ask??? If you steal us blind but provide us with power, good roads, healthcare we will sing your praise till thy kingdom come. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
I am just so sad, honestly. Why do they have special advisers if noone is advising anyone? Have they TOTALLY sold their consciences to the devil? Dont they feel anymore?
God has done what he should do for us as a people. He has blessed us bountifully - both with natural and with human resources. He gave us free will to use them well. We are mis-using them and calling on Him.
Hmmm, anyway, when all seems to be lost, its just natural to look upwards.
Cant we, as a people, do ANYTHING?
I am tired of sayin "RIP" to people who have died due to these negligences/avoidable circumstances. Now i will say to them "Before you rest in peace, please haunt ALL the people that did not do what they were meant to do which resulted in your death. Haunt them till they run mad!"
Which way Nigeria????