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OPINION: Blind Faith : Nigeria’s Biggest Undoing by mrborntodoit: 11:41am On Sep 09, 2018
Good morning ladies and gentlemen

After a deep thought into the nation’s current situation, I have come to realise that most of us are responsible for this current social and economic mishap in the country.

How are we responsible?

It is no longer news that Nigeria is made up of diverse ethnicity and religion but the common man has refused to abide by the social rule of “Live and Let Live” instead what we are currently witnessing in terms of insecurity is a blind faith .

What is a blind faith ?
The phrase “blind faith” means different things to different people and sadly, many people use it as a negative, disparaging term to describe anyone who believes in God. A dictionary definition of blind faith is “belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.”

Blind faith can be practiced by anyone including atheists. Blind faith occurs when someone puts their faith into something without any evidence.

Atheists have blind faith in naturalism, abiogenesis and the multiverse as well as several other hypothesizes which are evidenceless and in today’s Nigeria, the government enjoys Blind faith from most(at least 51%) of its citizens even though the country is currently facing insecurity both in the North and the middle belt.

What are the plans inconveniences of our blind faith in the current administration?

Have you ever witnessed a situation similar to Venezuela’s ?

If yes , brace up because it is about to happen again and if no, prepare yourself for the worse because it might even surpass your imagination.

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Nigeria has made trillions of dollars from crude oil production since 1957 from and all indications, these monies were squandered,mismanaged and misappropriated by the same people we trusted with the helm of affairs of the nation .

When do we react?

Time and times again, history have always tried to remind us of the past and if we like it or not, history always have a way of getting back at those who ignore it by repeating itself again and again if need be.

Nigeria was better as a country when it was led by young and vibrant leaders,today, those leaders are too old and rusty to be in charge of the helm of affairs , most of our current politicians are outdated, bereft of modern ideas and social security but still they have millions of young followers who seems to be short of ideas themselves, most of these people lack foresight which is what these same politicians use against them because after elections , everyone pays the price for what the majority imposed on us.

Since 1999, Nigeria has never stopped borrowing, and at the rate at which everyone including the world bank is worried about our inability to pay back , it calls for a total reflection on the future the country holds for the next generation (this generation is already suffering whether you accept it or not) because those politicians you are supporting already secured the future of their children in foreign countries by sending them to school and obtening different nationalities for them through their birth abroad or naturalisation with the same funds realised from crude oil sales that is meant for you and me , meanwhile some people keep fighting even to death just to put these same destiny killers back to office , what are their gains ?

One man’s food is another’s poison
Politics in Nigeria is now a do or die affair but what the common man has refused to put into consideration is the simple fact that without the masses,there will be no election. The average politician knows this and thus, uses it as a weapon against himself and the masses.

Ethnic division is a political division

The British invented the divide and rule mentality and given the historical fact that it worked for them during their colonial days in India, America and in African, it has become a template for our politicians in Nigeria.

Nigeria as a country is divided along regional, ethnic, religious and political lines.

Why do we have so much division in different forms ?

The British divided us in order to easily conquer our territory and further regroup us into a nation , all these divisions and sharing were done on a map without asking any trie or ethnic groups if they were alright with the plan, those who realised it after independence decided to apply the same method to see how it works.

Even after a civil war, we didn’t learn anything as the division gradually became a regional interest as every region in the country has something up their sleeves. Yes there are regional projections that might escalate to violence and lead to war because Nigeria was désigned to move forward as a country or perish.

How can we move forward as a country?

To progress as a country , Nigeria’s options have been reduced to two choices which is not far fetched.

Either we abandon our selfish regional interests and work together as a country to always put in place a president based on merit or we decentralise power by running a regional government and then each region can realise their selfish interest based on the laws and constitution of Nigeria as a country because if we fail to address this delicate situation, we might find our dear nation in a very bad situation.

Let us reflect soberly on the issues bordering the peace and unity in today’s Nigeria , the only way to a peaceful Nigeria and a blooming economy for all is to bring back the glory of Nigeria by voting young and vibrant leaders inrespective of ethnic or religious background.

Thank you!

Your Comments are welcome!!

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