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Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by godwinstringed1(m): 2:39pm On Apr 09, 2020

For crying out loud, when are we going to be sensible in Africa?

Are we all destined to be fools?

Most of the youths(tomorrow's leaders) and the kleptocrats(leaders) handling the steering wheel will (with no doubt) reel Africans into the sea, unless we study these things below.

Remember, for the past six decades now of the mere flag-and-anthem independence, nothing has changed(except in South Africa). Ethiopia and Liberia weren't colonized.

But see how Liberia is disgustingly poor. Except for the IMF's claim in February 2020, that Liberia is becoming blooming.

Right now, it'd be a case of treating Ringworm, but Leprosy unattended to when we constantly face the colonialists for our predicaments.

Those guys are to blame. Yes. But to tell you why I said we might be destined to be fools, I'll start from here: ask many of our fathers why they fell for mere deception and enticement to willingly grant the sail of over 30 million best performing Africans, in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Fine, you may say it that part of how European countries caused Africans unchanging independence is the 1973 Debt Crisis Politics, through WTO, IMF and World Bank. That it claimed the lives of most so called independent African states economy.

But have you asked how intellectuals, the educated men, economists, pan-Africanists have been encouraged or encourage themselves to implement diverse Internally Generated Revenues.

Japan, a current leading global economy has not up to half of Nigeria's mineral resources. Look at Congo's misfortune of Cobalt.

Look at South Africa today, the only responsible society amidst us. As at October 2019, Gwede Mtashi, the current Minister of Power in South Africa announced the perfection of over 7000 megawatts to be generated across the nation from Clean Energy (Windmill and Hydroelectric generated electricity).

As at now, the South African government is passionate to meet its 2025 target. Independent power producers are meant to generate 17,800 megawatts of renewable energy under their REIPPP programme.

Are they the only one destined for success, in Africa?

Do you think we aren't fools?

As at November 2019, Nigeria, a claimed giant of Africa borrowed 500 Million Euros to finance industrialisation projects, SMEs.

Clement Agba, the current Minister of State Finance as at 2020, said that the loan is to support industrialisation and agriculture, which will create up to 1.2 million new jobs. Where is that money?

Just as 7th of April, 2020, the press bodies in Nigeria confirmed that your incumbent Nigerian has piled up debts with another $82million to fight Coronavirus pandemic. Was it Nigeria's fault?

Right now, Nigeria is accounting for over 21trillion naira debt. The debt began escalating two weeks after President Buhari mount the office.

Debt Management Office reports on Nigeria’s debt every three months. Its website shows that at the end of March 2015 – two months before Buhari took office on 29 May – the country owed a total of N12 trillion.

At the end of June 2015, this debt had risen slightly to N12.1 trillion. This was US$63.8 billion at the official exchange rate of the time, N196.95 to the dollar.

By the end of June 2018, total public debt had almost doubled to N22.4 trillion. The debt office said the latest increase comprised of a US$2.5 billion Eurobond issued by the government in February 2018.

I'm still coming back to the masses o, after finishing with our leaders. In fact, the African masses have the major blame of our disaster.

Now, this $82million is from the conventional slow philosophy on African leaders named TINA(There Is No Alternative). As at this time, British men governored the IMF and WTO together. For you to know how them selfish Europeans enjoyed our advantage of not being smart, in the early 2000s.

But ain't there really alternatives?
Are we fools?
Look at the history of how Japan became one of the world's leading power, in all sectors in lesser than six good decades, before the WW1 in 1914.

But, who is fooling who edákun?

Should I tell you what Japan used as the ALTERNATIVES, that our leaders aren't seeing?

1. The Meiji reformed constitution of 1968 in Japan enforced the spread of able-bodied Japanese youths across the West, to learn the secrets these guys(Europeans) used in shaking the world.

The former Underdeveloped smart and not "irresponsible" Japan and Japanese decided to look at the future.

2. Despite the fact that Japan is a multiethnic society, most Japanese continue to see Japan as a mono-cultural society. Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso mentioned that Japan as being a nation of *"one race, one civilization, one language and one culture"*, and it drew drew criticism from representatives of ethnic minorities such as the Ainu...



But come to Africa, especially in my country, Nigeria.

Ethnicity and Tribalism has shattered our brains into non-entities and useless elements. For example, just go to a typical Nigerian website I follow - Nairaland.com, where nasty tribalism comments are made. Nairaland is a wonderfully informative and educative platform though.

Fine, colonialism used this Tribalism to divide Africans. But when are we going to wise up, that we're all one.

Just mere boundaries shouldn't be dividing us. We're Africans. We're one.

Ever since I decided to be a pan-Africanist have I realized our problems. Either we like it or not, we must develop, as a continent. But we don't like to read. Africans hate reading. And that's why we may never grow. We can read. Let's read, and understand how to lay a solid foundation for our unborn children.

Hardworking youths going into Yahoo Yahoo under the excuse that African leaders are fraudsters won't lead this society to anywhere. Our unborn children will suffer for these things.

Yahoo boys may please look at this perspective. And just try, to do away with fraud.

But fortunately, I have sensed a growing awareness among African intellectuals across all tertiary institutions, in Nigeria, for instance.

These problems are our own, and must be solved by ourselves. We must put behind ourselves our constant dependency on incessant borrowing. We must halt living on corruption and short term gains. We should look at the future and not cry about the past (colonialism).


I'll end with a statement Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme leader of North Korea made in March 14, 2020, over the way America and the West are toasting Africa about,

He said:
I wonder how the whites successfully convinced Africans that polygamy is a sin but gay is a right"

Africans should learn on how to practice their religion. Until the day that Africans will start practicing their own culture they will never develop.

Globalization has never helped any country or continent, so if any Africa must succeed they should never take global standard as a way of life. Practice what you know best in accordance to your culture"

May God bless the world
May God bless Africa
May God bless you!




Source: Godwin Oluponmile

Email: Godwin@ideaflavour.com

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Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by godwinstringed1(m): 2:40pm On Apr 09, 2020
May God bless Nigeria
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by festacman(m): 2:51pm On Apr 09, 2020
Well ...
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by sapientia(m): 3:38pm On Apr 09, 2020
Its the statement by Kim that proffered the solution.
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by BruncleZuma: 3:44pm On Apr 09, 2020
Mishmash of personal opinions. Africa is plagued by neocolonialism and saboteurs who are in politics for self aggrandizement and enjoyment.

We were doomed to fail the moment we met the first Europeans.
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by Guide777(m): 3:45pm On Apr 09, 2020
Africans are the only humans left on earth.
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 3:50pm On Apr 09, 2020
Pls anyone who read all that should summarize. Thanks grin
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by Nobody: 4:23pm On Apr 09, 2020
It's over!
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by gidgiddy: 5:20pm On Apr 09, 2020
godwinstringed1:
May God bless Nigeria

Its hard for God to bless a fraud
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by godwinstringed1(m): 12:29pm On Apr 10, 2020
gidgiddy:


Its hard for God to bless a fraud

We aren't all fraudsters. Change begins from the individual level. Seun biko move this thread to FP na.let's sensitize ourselves as youths. lalasticlala na angry
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by godwinstringed1(m): 12:32pm On Apr 10, 2020
gidgiddy:


Its hard for God to bless a fraud

We aren't all fraudsters. Change begins from the individual level.
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by godwinstringed1(m): 3:41pm On May 05, 2020
for the honour of Thomas Sankara, one of our late pan-africanist comrade, who we remember today, it'd be a thing of education when we push this to the front page
Lalasticlala, Mynd44, Dominique,
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by samictelecoms12(m): 4:57pm On May 05, 2020
kiss

Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by Cindycruzz: 8:42pm On Aug 11, 2020
Hmmmm
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by Buhari5: 9:21am On Sep 12, 2020
BruncleZuma:
Mishmash of personal opinions. Africa is plagued by neocolonialism and saboteurs who are in politics for self aggrandizement and enjoyment.

We were doomed to fail the moment we met the first Europeans.


Can the plague ever end?
Re: Are We Destined To Be Fools In Africa? - Godwin Oluponmile by Raalsalghul: 9:26am On Sep 12, 2020
Why!

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