No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Nigeria, Giant of Africa? Who recently overtook South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy has lost her smooth way to the future.
The giant is leading Africa by sheer of its population, its emergence as the largest economy on the continent and its cultural prowess across the globe. But still she has lost her ways and doesn’t know her worth.
Checking the country’s movement presently, there is confusion everywhere; while the economy is said to be growing at an unprecedented rate, Nigeria is witnessing unprecedented political and social instability, weak governance, insurgency and many more. So where is she going?
It’s good to know that the present rate of our economy have been the source of some citizens anger. Why should they not be angered? Of what significance is this rate to them when poverty rate has worsened?
Absolutely, to them(our leaders), there is no connection between wealth creation and its consumption; they feel it’s all a free gift of nature. Life goes on; whether there are good roads/employment/electricity/transformation or not, it doesn’t matter, the wealth keeps coming. Lack of quality education and adequate health facilities doesn’t affect the flow and consumption of this resources. The struggle for power is equivalent to a struggle for wealth and this becomes a do-or-die affair.
The statistics from the Nigeria Demographics profile 2014 shows that Nigeria has a youth population of over 50million or above representing about 83% of the population. Tribune editorial on December 22, 2014 noted that about #256billion has been invested for rice transformation, please where is the change or its just main political.
The statement “the youths are the future leaders” for over 20years now is still yet to come to pass. Obviously, Nigeria is now at a cross road, a state of confusion. It’s becoming clearer that if Nigeria should leave the present ruling class to rule for another 50years, things can only get worse. The leadership of the working class remains the major obstacle obstructing the emergence of a mass party of the working class.
My people, not about Political party or individual. Cast your vote for the person the would bring Nigeria back to her smooth way to locate her destination, and ensure all-round development of the economy which is the only way she can end unemployment and guaranteed living wages for the labouring masses. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”
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