Nigeria at 40,….49,50,51 and still counting
As the aging process continues to dump a new layer of sand on the Nigerian socio-political shore with little or virtually nothing to show as evidence of socio-political maturity, it behooves all Nigerians to begin to realize the compelling need for collective action in nation-building.
Abandoning the task of nation-building into the
hands of a ‘select few’ who have little or no interest of the nation at heart is inimical to our national dream and destiny.
Though October 1 1960 may be an important day in Nigeria. But it is also a day most Nigerians do not appreciate because several unfortunate and unpleasant events have happened since Nigeria gained her so-called independence.
All the indices show that there is little or nothing
to celebrate after 50 years of our national life,
especially with the high level of poverty. Successive administration has failed to put Nigeria on the path of greatness, what they have done is cause the nation more harm with their bad policies and lack of vision for the country.
Despite the fact that our leaders have failed us in
time past, the citizens are yet to successfully throw corrupt and bad leaders out of government and power. The non-chalance of most Nigerians towards the issue of leadership which many has
alluded to as the bane of meaningful development in Nigeria is a deep problem for a country that has been revolving around the same circle for the last 51 years. The slow level of development since independence shows that good leaders must emerge at all levels of governance if the future of Nigeria must be secured.
OBASANJO REPLIES BABANGIDA- “A FOOL AT 40
IS A FOOL FOREVER”
Obasanjo said Babangida should bury his head in
shame for not coming up with a single power
project during his similar eight-year rule.
Meaning he knows how through the quote has always being stated.
When Nigeria did marked the golden jubilee “50” I flip back at my country at fourty “40” to checked what has happened from that moment till the year before this present one, yet and still the country didn’t even remain stagnate other than working backwards
Nigerians have had enough of self-inflicted woes.
Most Nigerians, the silent majority, have
stagnated between the rock and a hard place for
longer than necessary. In the same vein, not a few
Nigerians have chosen to stoop so low, and
perpetually travailed on the path of discord and
dishonor, while some others have chosen to
slump down the steep slope of despair and
despondency with no savior in sight. Systemic
corruption on one hand and cold complacency on
the other hand, has combined to deepen our
bandaged sores. Enough is enough!
Dr. Nomate Kpea and Dr. Terry Bagia take the
message of change to the heart of Ogoni