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Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by jswitch(m): 3:22pm On Oct 01, 2020
It is only leaders who have failed or those who are planning to fail that will be head bent on selling or preaching to us the gospel that preaches that the amalgamation of Nigeria is the sole course of our current woes. Other nations were created through wars, conflicts, conquest, and fiats, yet they rose to join the league of the most powerful nations in the world. Take the U.S.A for example, the natives of Hawail, Texas, Loiusina, Califonia, Alaska etc were not even consulted before their territories were annexed. The united states decided to annex these territories for selfish reasons, yet, that is now history as we now know how well that nation is today. We’ve failed to drag our attentions away from the intent of the colonial masters in creating this country. Whilst our attention should have been on the leaders that emerged after the colonial masters had gone. What have they been doing in the past 60 years?
Take a stroll back to history, make a 'facts check' on the economic, political, and social conditions of the Asian Tigers from the eve of Nigeria’s independence then return to the harsh realities of today in comparison between Nigeria and them [the Asian tigers]. My pen is filled with tears even as I write this sentence to send us on a journey of lamentations.
Britain left us with the political culture of master and servants which our nationalists joyfully inherited and nurtured into a social norm and standard of behaviour where walls have been built between the government reserved areas [GRA1] and the government rejected areas [GRA2] and the only hope for the common man has been his ability to climb the wall to the other side of the divide; either by hook or by crook. If indeed we blame the British colonial administration for haven prepared and served us a cold and tasteless dish of social segregation, why have we decided to institutionalize the culture of the masses worshiping those in power? Little wonder we have failed to produce leaders; only rulers.
We have continued to toll the wrong path created by the colonialists and the Christian missionaries by placing too much emphasis on school certification and public administration as the only means of organizing a prosperous society therefore trying to mould Nigeria in form of a congress and not as a country.
Our diversity is not the problem but our inability to accept it. From time immemorial, the inability of a people to live together has always been their ignorant refusal to accept each others opinion. Today, countries like India who have more population, religious, and ethnic diversity than Nigeria are doing exceedingly great as a nation. If we say our diversity is the problem, what then do we say of a nation like Somalia which has been termed “One Big Family” due to the fact that everyone there is of the same ethnic group, religion, and religious sect [The sunni Muslims], yet has soaked itself in conflicts for many years even as poverty and hunger continue to explode in that African nation. Another African nation, Sudan which has less ethnic groups and tribes than Nigeria swam in a bitter civil war for years, and arrived at the decision to separate between the North and South in 2011. And even after the separation, the new born country, South Sudan remains in the moldy waters of war within itself. We have clipped our interest and frustration so much on the past that we have continued to live in the Nigeria of yesterday that our fathers had built according to their taste; eminently denying ourselves the opportunity of creating a Nigeria of ours for today and the future.


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Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by SLAP44: 3:24pm On Oct 01, 2020
If it's not a mistake, then its a place created by devil to punish the children of God.
Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by Abasman008(m): 3:32pm On Oct 01, 2020
It's a very big mistake o...
Don't paint it brother.
Flora Shaw and lord lugard were probably drunk..
Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by evanstinobbc: 3:41pm On Oct 01, 2020
you are right op, because is morethan a mistake, is a shame. slavery,

there is nothing to be proud of nigeria,
what a country sometimes you wonder if our leaders have conscience ,but of a truth nigerians are the problem of nigeria, the very day the citizens realize that we have a common enemy the better, if the president is killing those in katsina that should speak a volume of how wicked they are, everybody is busy defending his own that you dont benefit sh````t from, is just disgusting and pathetic.

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Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by yanabasee(m): 3:43pm On Oct 01, 2020
OP, you're probably a rich kid where you receive looted funds as daily upkeep......




Go out and you'll see that this country is a mistake....



You don't know that for 60yrs, Nigeria, with abundance of natural wealths, we could carve out a planet for ourselves.....


Nigeria would've been a planet on earth.....



If you know what is going on.... You'll know that we're mistake together....
Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by jswitch(m): 3:52pm On Oct 01, 2020
YoonSung:
hmmm OP wake up
lol...I'm not asleep sir/ma!

I understand that we are all angry and frustrated with the way things are in this country- especially people like me and you that are on the lower side of the ladder. We are guilty because it's as a result of our lukeworm attitude as citizens that our leaders have continued to take us on a ride.
Re: Nigeria Is Not A Mistake! by jswitch(m): 4:00pm On Oct 01, 2020
yanabasee:
OP, you're probably a rich kid where you receive looted funds as daily upkeep......




Go out and you'll see that this country is a mistake....



You don't know that for 60yrs, Nigeria, with abundance of natural wealths, we could carve out a planet for ourselves.....


Nigeria would've been a planet on earth.....



If you know what is going on.... You'll know that we're mistake together....

Rich kid? Sir, I'm as poor as a church rat ooooooo. I dey even look for giveaway.

We are all angry with the way things are in Nigeria; however, we should try to be objective and direct our anger towards the our real enemies- our leaders (both past and present).

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