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Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by Only1Leem(m): 11:29pm On Oct 03, 2018
I think they said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. But how come, are these babblers and braggarts truly leaders? The way they are actually toying with our great nation shows that they are misfit.


“Nigeria! The great nation of the intellectuals, independent nation of the world, the international giant of the world. The nature-favoured land, full of essentials; land, food, mineral resources etc. What else? We are still wanting in the midst of plenty, still crawling, still dwindling economically and politically unstable. The few that are honest are assassinated”...

Political leaders and bureaucrats have stolen billions of naira from Nigerians and what most of them do is to hide them in Swiss banks. If this money comes back, and well managed by prudhommes, it can wipe out poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and malnutrition. It can bring prosperity, relief and a smile on the faces of every Nigerian.


But honestly, with the way things are going in this country, we are on a ride to nowhere. Power has been held by wicked, greedy, selfish and self-centered cabal, for whom gaining office and staying there perpetually is the objective, even as they are not adding value to our lives. Why do we have to blame them? We voted for them and we must all take the blame. Everyone knows that bad leadership is a product of bad followership.

I think the best way to prevent heartbreak in Nigeria is to expect nothing from the government. Don't expect the government to provide potable water, light, good education, employment and good roads. Also, don't expect government to provide security and ensure peaceful coexistence. In fact, don't expect government to even deserve the name; Government. The situation is getting worse day-by-day, cyber crime has taken over everywhere, it's so bad. The youths of nowadays now find solace in “legal ritual”. The helluv of unemployment has eaten deep.


Everyday, Nigerians are swayed to vote by politicians who offer them portions of rice, salt, plastic cups etc. Nigerians routinely sell their birthright for a pot of porridge. Politics is a dirty game everywhere but it is even more dirty in Nigeria. We have a system that rewards dishonesty and corruption and despises honesty. They actually don't seem to understand the pains of Nigerians. Most of the streets in Nigeria are filled with dishevelled souls, innocent citizens dying of malnutrition. We shouldn't blame concerned citizens who answers the bad eggs in the government acrimoniously


Where are the inexhaustible, unflagging, unwearying, unsinkable and persistent prudhommes in our dear nation? Has Nigeria turned to a leaderless country? Where are the Sir Ahmadu Bello, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Mrs Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Anthony Enahoro, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Margaret Ekpo, Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, Murtala Mohammed, Herbert Macaulay of this modern Nigeria? Which way are we heading to? Which legacy are we leaving for the coming generation? Corruption? Manipulation? Assassination? Injustice? Nepotism? Unfaithfulness? Greed? Avarice? Hatred? Discrimination? Inequality? Dishonesty? These will only ruin this great country.

We all know we are the architect of our problems, and all we do is to look for other people's faults. A colleague of mine once said; “no matter how remote your village is, ballot boxes must get there, but social amenities won't”. Why? Why can't we even grow and stay against the pseudointellectual we call leaders? When it's time for election, you'll see them hiring youths for thuggery acts, why are they not using their children? It's so sad.

Nigeria is reputed for being the country with the fattest pay for elected public officials and one of those whose workers earn the poorest. In the year 2009, we heard it that former speaker, Hon. Dimeji Bankole allegedly spent 52 billion Naira junketting in two years. Now, let's go into a simple calculation by multiplying that by two. That is how much he will spend in a term. Imagine what 104 billion Naira can do for your immediate community. Electricity, good roads, quality education, health facilities, potable water etc.

Nigerians need not search any further, some of our leaders are our problems and obstacles to development.

I need someone to just explain our problems. It's so sardonic!



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Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by mimimile93: 11:41pm On Oct 03, 2018
We are heading to our promised land with PMB being our Joshua..
Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by Kingosytex(m): 11:57pm On Oct 03, 2018
mimimile93:
We are heading to our promised land with PMB being our Joshua..

you may be right, we are heading to our promised land but buhari is heading straight to DAURA

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Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by mimimile93: 12:06am On Oct 04, 2018
Kingosytex:


you may be right, we are heading to our promised land but buhari is heading straight to DAURA
Next time if u want to make any stupiid comment, pls don't quote me.
Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by Kingosytex(m): 12:14am On Oct 04, 2018
mimimile93:
Next time if u want to make any stupiid comment, pls don't quote me.




Ok Mr!!! i apologise for quoting u
Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by Nobody: 12:15am On Oct 04, 2018
I think we would have known our direction if we were moving at all.

Right now no one knows if our car broken down, or we are stationary, or moving backwards.

One thing I know is that our movement is not forward.
Re: Nigerians, Where Are We Heading To? by ContentedK: 12:46am On Oct 04, 2018
No where, cos we've already crashed and that's why it's called a shit hole

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