Nigerian Politicians are Heartless and Corrupt

Adeola Aderounmu

Way back in 2002, I have discussed extensively why politicians steal in an article that was published by the Guardian (September 9 2002).                             

The story is still the same. Nothing has changed, instead the poor have become poorer. 

In less than one month after the new illegitimate governance came into existence in Nigeria, one can begin to count the addition to the members of the new billionaire club in Nigeria. The new members are the politicians who benefitted from the criminalized “selections” (there was no election) of 2007.


Each Senator in Nigeria is getting as Furniture, Housing and Car Allowances a sum ofN53.7 million. A member of the House of Representatives gets N17. 9 million”.


As far as I am concern, this is another chapter of classic madness in Nigerian Politics. This is why our politics will always remain a do-or-die battle forever and ever until we make drastic changes by discussing what public service entails. This is systematic looting.  Stealing by tricks is a fundamental aspect of Nigerian politics. You get rich immediately you are in government and the alternative cost is that you push other people further down below the poverty line.


Groups of people who have not performed any duty and who are yet to settle down to work are already having their bank account fattened up. For the next 4 or 8 years, they will come up with one type of imbursement or the other plus their basic salary, they will live comfortable lives and they will travel round the world. They will be rich forever because they will cut from the national cake. It is not unexpected. It is a norm for Nigerian Home Grown Politics.


On the other hand, the masses will continue to suffer and grumble. Their votes do not count and their voices are forever silent in a ganged up modern slavery. I insist that there is slavery in Nigeria (Slavery without trade).


It is difficult to imagine why riches and rich people are worshipped in Nigeria. The consequences are very devastating for the common people. Sometimes I wonder if our politicians and their wicked accomplices sleep on more than one bed at night (if they sleep at all). I wonder if they use more than one towel at a time and if they eat more than 6 times a day. Do they watch 2 tvs at a go? Of course they can change their shoes and clothes but do they drive more than one car at a time or is it fanciful that all their children and wives add to the carbon monoxide in the environment?


What does a man need to live a decent life and why would he acquire so much that he would have unbelievable excess left after a natural or sudden death? Would it be wrong to spread the common good and let everyone benefit from the fruits of the land? Will it be wrong for those idiots to discuss issues for 4 weeks before they begin to fatten up their accounts?

 My heart is bleeding!     

3 thoughts on “Nigerian Politicians are Heartless and Corrupt

  1. Nigerians will never get out of the hand of this wicked people calling there self our leader until each everyone of the citizens decide it boldly in there heart to invade all this people out of our way.They have turn Nigeria economic into a business in which they run within there self thats where we are suffering from increase in petroleum since they are the owner of the refineries overseas which yield them a lot of money by hickeing the price of the petroleum at there own interest.I strongly believe it that one day all this drama will surely come to an end and change to better and reasonable Nigeria.
    They treat every citizen like a piece of shit and they engage in siphoning the nations funds since we cant stand up like the usa citizens and fight for our right.


  2. it is for real heart crashing the way our leaders lead the counry. they lack what i will call conscience, they do not have love for the land that bore them and definitely no respect for the men that fought for the freedom of this country. i know that no leader can act in isolation so i say all that hold any sort of position of power is equally guilty. i believe that what we need is not a different policy or govenment,what we need is a continuity for the country i think what the government should do is to draft a programme that will set out policies and progs. for a long term and make it mandatory for every government to abide by it.


  3. You are right! Not only Nigerian politicians are heartless and corrupt. Say politicians and the so-called democrats are heartless and corrupt. You know why? There is no such thing as the “perfect form of government” on earth; each form of government that has been experimented produced even less desirable results. Until today, there is no form of government, be it Dictatorship, Fascism, Communism, or Nazism,Democracy, Monarchies and Communism that has been invented that can possibly regulate public affairs better than the previous systems of government. All democracies (and every other form of government) have certain structural defects, which are related to the nature of democracy. Although all forms of government have defects, supporters of democracy are often reluctant to concede that it is less than perfect, which in turn may hinder their urgent acceptance of theocracy. All Governments today are far removed from God and rely on their own wisdom. The only Perfect System of Government is Theocracies. Theocracy’ is defined as a system of Government by God” (most times, this also means government by religious leaders). The cradle of this perfect system of Government called, ‘theocracy’ was in the Garden of Eden when God set up a Government for Adam, and to a great extent by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    Certainly ancient Israel in the days of Moses and the judges operated on a theocratic basis. The only true theocracy was Israel prior to King Saul.

    The sacred theocratic vision was long ushered into the world when Our Lord Jesus Christ inaugurated the reign of God’s Kingdom on earth. Both Our Lord Jesus Christ and John the Baptist made repeated statements about the Kingdom of God being “at hand” (Matt. 3:2, 4:17; Mark 1:14–15). Now, Our Lord Jesus Christ has come back as a Universal Monarch with a revealed New Name, The King of kings and The Lord of lords, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu to Rule all Nations with a Rod of Iron in God’s fully established Kingdom on earth with Brotherhood of the Cross and Star as the Physical Administrative and World Headquarters, 34 Ambo, Calabar, Nigeria. So do not expect from politicians what they cannot offer because they are all imperfect. Why seek ye perfection among the imperfect. Look for a Perfect Government, God’s Government (Theocracy) and you will never regret you did. PEACE!


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