“Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria… Oh Nigeria our dear nation. The land that flows with honey. Filled with abundant mineral resources and blessed with wonderful terrain. Favoured nation. No incidence of natural disaster. What a nation we have. We are blessed”
In recent times,that I have experienced also,if you come out and you start saying all these afore-mentioned cock and bull story,my brother na slap u go chop.
We are tired. Nigerians are tired. Nothing seems to be working in this country,am sorry to say,nothing. To be candid,our land is blessed with abundant natural resources,good terrain and we are spared of all the natural disasters, but still we are worse than nations who don’t have all these good qualities. What is the problem? What went wrong?
I was talking to a group of people today,that was largely made up of people who are over 25 years old (that tells you there’s a bit of maturity in whatever they will say) and in the group was an respectable elderly woman probably in her late 50s. The core of discussion was Nigeria’s predicament. The topic that set the discussion rolling was the issue of NEPA officials (they like to call themselves PHCN or whatever) coming into our hood to cut off electricity supply due to unpaid bills of the previous month.
Some section of our neighbours decided not to give a damn “make una cut am.light sef no kuku dey before,abegi cut am” most of them said. My mother and our closest neighbours paid just for paying sake. When they left,history books were opened. The elderly woman told us of how the nation was in good shape before it all came crashing down. She told us of how power supply was off the hook. How ‘light’ used to be 2/4.
Looking at Nigeria now,nothing is working. Power supply failure,fuel scarcity,unemployment,incessant terrorist attacks and killings,insecurity,bad educational sector,detoriorating health sector,to mention just a few.
My uncle who is earnestly searching for job after university education was just singing ‘Songs Of Lamentation’. He kept on saying ‘this nation is f**ked,I need to get out of here, I need to’ He evaluated how life is in the States, how things go smoothly over there.
This nation’s predicament is killing me,I am running out of inspiration because of constant thinking. To post sef na wahala. My phone is always going off. No ‘light’ no fuel.
See I cannot shout. All am saying is if this country doesn’t get better soon, then it will become empty, because everyone will find a way to leave this country. Am planning to leave even if it is to Ghana. Am tired of this country. This country can kill the talent in you.
P.S- Please tell our leaders to do something
P.S.S- Please note that I wrote this because there’s freedom of speech ni o. Pls am just a small boy. Thank you
Posted by SMD @sm_demigod