Oh God! Why was I born in this neck of the woods? See how low my
country has sank, demeaning our value as human beings, destroying our
image as greed and corruption destroys everything we hold sacred. See
how it drives the youths crazily into the uncertain life of crime,
dispossessing the creative and talented youths of their dreams and
discrediting their imagination. Haba, God, why? As Nigerians, what
are we really good for? Were we born to be haunted and taunted? I
don’t know what drives us but were we created to be a sub. Like you
create two versions of something and see which one would thrive more
in the habitat it would be placed. It seems the Africans (Nigerians)
are failing the test and soon would be wiped out from existence. Why
have we remained a consumer nation, can’t even produce nothing, even
the few who can are not encouraged.
We are so backward it troubles me. Even if the western world were to
wait for us for another hundred years, at this rate we will likely not
meet up. Because as a people and as a nation, we lack focus, we are so
consumed by greed that all we know how to do is compete among
ourselves in this endless corruption that we fail to see the bigger
We are obviously operating a failed political system, educational
system and whatever comes to mind. A country where literates are so
myopic and shallow minded. We are still living in the era of people
believing more in witches and wizard and do not believe in working
towards a bright future. A kill and go system that does not really
care for its people. From our so called riffraff in leadership, we are
told to be patient and always pray for good luck. Can our country
really be run by good luck?
We are so myopic that when we are confronted with one problem we talk
about it until another problem arises; we forget the old unsolved one
and begin to rant about the new problem. It was “bring back our
girls”, now is Ebola here Ebola there. Even people with PHD were
bathing with salt water, Maggi and pepper. Lol
What is so bad is that we claim to have produced both academic and
medical doctors and yet we can’t possibly find any solution to this
bloody virus. We are begging the United States for the unapproved
serum which will not be given until 2015. We have labs that can’t
carry out experiments because the labs don’t have the required to
function well. Are our doctors even capable? On the media you hear
different stories of what’s going on while we are shielded from the
We refuse to develop ourselves so we live at the mercy of others. We
claim we are the giant of Africa but there is little or nothing we can
do for other smaller African countries. How can we, when we have not
been able to do anything for ourselves.
We always think our ignorance is an excuse to the way we live and what
happens to us, is it actually ignorance or stupidity? Our ignorance
will not deliver us and it is no excuse to whatever happens to us.
Are we not supposed to be responsible for ourselves? Are we going to
keep depending on other nations for our security and safety?
Where is our pride as a people and as individuals? We get mouth but we
no get anything. People weh get mouth na people weh get evidence of
substance. Sometimes you don’t have to speak, what you have created
speaks for you.
Until we realize that our problems are beyond rants, curses and
prayers, then can we be a step towards finding a solution.
Except we want to be proved as a failed state/race would we remain in
this pathetic state of existence. I’m sure I’m not the only one who
knows that in Africa we are just existing and not living. The world
has since evolved. Abegi.