This is the letter I wrote to WEF at the following email contacts explaining why they should not go to ABUJA.
By Adeola Aderounmu
The government of Nigeria will guarantee your safety. You are global executives and you run governments.
For your sake the lazy government in Abuja-Nigeria will close down the city and there will be no movement for people and animals. As you read this letter, Abuja is now shut down for you!
When you are there you will experience peace, tranquillity and safety for your lives. That is a guarantee.
You will be amazed by the high level of security that the Nigerian government can provide itself and the rest of you coming for the conference.
The Nigerian government will convince you why the conference or meeting must hold. The strongest argument is that if the conference is cancelled then the terrorists (Boko Haram) can claim victory and success.
When you have finished your conference, life will return to normal in Abuja and across Nigeria. Boko Haram will start to strike again, insecurity will return to normal and there will be fear and confusion in the air.
The lazy government headed by Goodluck Jonathan will withdraw all the security forces/agents from the streets and station them around Aso Rock and homes of government officials again. The security that you will get as attendees of the WEF event will not be retained or transferred to the ordinary citizens on the streets. Jonathan told Nigerians openly that he does “not give a damn”.
The crux of this letter is to engage you in a deep reasoning of why you need to cancel this Nigerian event.
You must not fall for the trap that cancelling the Abuja meeting is going to be a victory for Boko Haram.
Rather it can be the wake up call that the lazy Nigerian government need to understand that the roof is on fire and that innocent lives are wasted everyday due to non-performance and outright negligence of duty by the federal government of Nigeria.
If this meeting goes ahead, it is an endorsement or a support for a government that has done almost nothing to guarantee the safety of lives and property under its watch. If this conference goes ahead it is an endorsement for one of the most corrupt regimes on the surface of the earth. This conference or meeting going ahead will confirm our fears about the conspiracy of the International community to destroy Nigerians by aiding and glorifying corruption and corrupt governments.
Goodluck Jonathan has not performed. He is a man in support of corrupt practices that are widely known by all and sundry.
It is time for him to make a public statement about the real circumstances surrounding the story of the missing or stolen girls. It is time for him to explain what he meant when he said there are terrorists in his government.
Whatever message you want to take to Nigeria by your physical presence is something that can be done without your physical presence. Take your conference to another country and engage Mr. Jonathan and his crew via a video conference.
Don’t come to Nigeria because the government can guarantee your safety while the over 160m population can be decimated at any time, t, and moment, m.
If you ignore this letter, you will be endorsing the inaction of the lazy Jonathan government that has done nothing about the missing girls in Northern Nigeria. If you ignore this letter, that means it is alright with you that Boko Haram bomb Abuja before and after your conference, not while you are there.
If you come to Abuja, you have endorsed a failed government, you have endorsed corruption and you would have promoted the cause of Boko Haram-to avoid tight security while you are there and to unleash mayhem as soon you are gone.
History will judge all our actions and inactions.
2 thoughts on “Don’t Endorse A Failed Government In Nigeria; Cancel the World Economic Summit Now!”
The letter is spot on.
It is highly irresponsible to not guarantee the safety of your own citizens but ensure that foreign dignatories are safe. This is totally unacceptable, people should wake up to this basic fact.
Nigeria should withdraw in the short and medium term from hosting these pointless conferences, that do nothing but waste time and money. There are more pressing issues as hand. It is all very well to “talk the talk”, but Nigeria is not capable of “walking the walk”.
What economy is Jonathan talking about? A one product economy, even the one product namely oil is classically mismanaged, this can be witnessed by unceasing oil spills, sabotage, guerillas and massive corruption, the inability to refine the product within the country for sale internationally. The proceeds from oil that roll into government is used to support an economy of “flippers”, people who buy (all manner of goods) and re-sell them at a profit. This is what the Jonathan administration are parading as the largest economy of Africa? Shame! Time and proper scrutiny will reveal the truth.
Security is the safest yardstick to measure development of a nation. Nigeria has no security and till further notice, any foreign dignity who goes there is at risk of being kidnapped for sale as a bride if female, slaughtered like “Ileya” ram or pulverized into dust with bomb! Stay home! Nigeria is not safe under Jonathan Goodluck