By Adeola Aderounmu
Did anyone think that Britain would create an artificial African state that would be more powerful or successful than itself? The most single important ray of hope for the people living in the geographical space called Nigeria is to break up the useless, terrorist-infected, terror-controlled country.
Nigeria will remain that failed country that refused to fulfil her potential because that was how it was designed to be. Did anyone think that Britain would create an artificial African state that would become more successful or powerful than itself? Some people have argued that Nigeria is such a mess now because of failed leadership. But have they asked themselves why leaders that initially appeared to be good persons turned out to be criminals and stupid people at the helm of affairs at local, state and federal levels.
Let me be clear, Nigeria was designed as if it would become a world or super power, but it is that same thought of the potentials in the land that have kept the rising population, now more than 200 million people, in hope and bondage for more than 100 years. Do you get it now? The aggregation of the south, west, east and north in 1914 was a perfect recipe for retrogression, failure, disaster and future wars.
This is the end of october 2022 and for me, it sounds like I’m repeating some of the things I worte more than 20 years ago. So imagine if you have been writing about Nigeria for 40 or 60 years, you are writing about the same problems for decades and then somehow some compatriots and people hoping that Nigeria will be better? How? How do I explain to believers in Nigeria that my father and my grandfather had the same hope? Do these new believers descend from space? Were their parents and family members not believers in Nigeria?
Nigeria dealt to some of us a very devastating blow. Nigeria blew our dreams away. All the songs we sang as children and all the hopes we had of what we would be when we grew up all blew in our faces. Yes, some of you got lucky, your dreams came through against all odds. For that I say hats off!
At this end of October, the people called Nigerians have now been re-aggregated mainly into 3 stupid new categories. One for the Tinubus, one for the Atikus and one for the Obis. There are other small aggregations of fools here and there too. They are getting ready for something that I experienced first in 1979 when Awolowo, Waziri, Azikwe, Aminu Kano and Shagari were flagbearers for the 5 or so major political parties in Nigeria.
Please note that I did not at any time in my life studied political science. I knew these politicians because as a 7 year old in 1979, I was fully aware of the challenges that my parents had, so I knew of their wish that Awolowo should become president to solve their life’s problems.
Since UPN won in Lagos State, some of those challenges were met as I went to primary and secondary school for free. In any case, fast forward to 2023 and some people are today having the same hope that me and my parents had in 1979. Do you understand that my parents died never seeing the Nigeria of their dreams?
Do you understand why I can conclude that anyone backing any stupid politician is not a normal human being. How can you wake up one morning and start participating in politics where criminals like Tinubu, Atiku and Obi are the flagbearers? How can you even still be participating in the senseless politics in Nigeria? What is Nigeria to you? Which part of Nigeria still inspires you apart from the music by the youngsters from the south of the Niger? Are you planning to cast your vote and risk in your life in the part of Nigeria controlled by APC or the one controlled by the established terrorist groups?
We shall not find a saint in our regions but we must dismantle Nigeria to even see a new horizon, a new hope and a new dawn for the unborn generations. If you are reading this essay, the Nigeria of your dreams will not come in your lifetime. My parents did not see the Nigeria of their dreams. It was a mirage. We are made to believe and to hope and that is the foundation of Nigeria: Give them hope because that is what slaves need to remain obedient or stupid.
There are choices that will become clear blueprints for the unborn generations. These choices are not available for Nigeria because Nigeria is a house built on sand. What the people entrapped in Nigeria need to do is to set themselves free. They need to go their separate ways and make very solid decisions on how they want to live their lives. They need to discuss about their choices of leaders and make bold plans for the rest of their lives: perhaps some ray of hope to achieve some quality existence before the end of their days.
The people who will establish the Yoruba Nation, the Biafra Republic, the Arewa Country, the Niger Delta Nation and the Republic of the Middle Belt must become selfless when they go their separate ways. They must think with their brains and allow the most progressive members of their countries lead them into the future.
The rancours in the different countries (Yoruba Nation, Biafara, Arewa, Niger Delta, Middle Belt) need to be laid to rest. A common sense ideology of laying the foundation for the future must prevail. The demonic attitude of materialistice possession and folk oppression must evaporate from their mindsets. That stupid, idiotic, moronic, devilish ideology that they used to capture the centre in failed Nigeria must be left back in Nigeria.
In terms of security, these nations must employ all the necessary arsenals at their disposal and they need to cooperate at the international levels to uproot all sorts of terrorism in their respective domains. In the nearest future, Boko Haram and their offshoots must be in the dustbin of history. Kidnapping and all forms of vices in their respetive societies must be zero-ed ASAP.
Priorities should be given to education, health, infrastructure and employment opportunities. Equal opportunities and social justice must prevail. All children must have entitlement to at least 10 years of compulsory free education and laws must be enacted and applied to ensure that compliance come near perfection.
Social welfare and institutions that promote well-being, sense of belonging and sense of social responsibility must be on ground ASAP.
There are so many blueprints that could be copied and adapted to the various peculiarities of the nations that must emerge from failed Nigeria. The Yoruba Country for example was more prosperous in the 1950s than it is today. It is not a bad idea that the blueprints we left back then be re-dusted, updated and adapted to the new world order. Technology and computer advancements can be incorportated in the blueprints to put the Yoruba Country back at the front in the next 3 to 5 decades.
The suceesses of these nations or countries are not tied to our present needs or wants. They must be tied to what is best for our children and the unbron generations.
Anyone still hoping in Nigeria under the status quo will be a fool forever. I hope that a certain generation will read my articles, follow me suggestions, make bold to lay their lives to end the tragic existence of the human race in Nigeria.
The most single important ray of hope for people living in the geographical space called Nigeria is to break up the useless country. They need to retrace their existence as different countries (some listed above), compete with one another for development and set plans for 100 years from now. They must shed their stupid selfish mentalities and plan how their unborn generations can live meaningful and worthwhile lives. Nothing in this life is too late. Our existence has a permanent domino character, therefore the foundation for the good lives of our children’c childrens must be laid now in the different countries to emerge from Nigeria.
Any other suggestion, or the status quo based on senseless morally corrupt and baseless elections (as exemplied by the love and embrace for the 2023 elections) will set Nigeria permanently as the poverty capital of the world. Nigeria will invariably remain the worst place in the world to be born or live. Terrorism will be full-blown, insecurity will reach it’s peak and the meaning and value of life will depreciate even below the lives of earthworms and rats.