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We The People: by Chxta(m): 7:04am On Aug 05, 2011
That's the first line of our Constitution, but the question needs to be asked if we really understand what this means.

You see, from the reaction (the Nigerian reaction), to yesterday's monumental story about the need to spend upwards of US$1billion, and at least 30 years to clean up Ogoni land, a reaction that was very muted, a lot comes into play.

We really don't care about each other, yet we expect the government to care about us? Forget it, it ain't gonna bleeping happen.

Truth is this, with the exception perhaps of Diezani, all of our current government topshots were once "floor members" of Nigeria, a part of the masses. The examples abound: GEJ was a bloody lecturer 15 years ago. Adams was an aluta continua type fellow 8 years ago. Kalu was a student union leader 21 years ago. Lucky and Alao-Akala were "motor park" boys years back. Ikedi was in a cybercafe years back. Reuben was a government critic months back. So how did these people suddenly transform into people who are so out of touch with the average Naija?

They did not transform. They only moved to the next level. Like will happen to all of us given our proclivity of being unconcerned with our next door neighbour.

The words of Jesus, "Love thy neighbour" mean Bleep all to the average Naija. A more civilised take in today's Daily Times,

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