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2020 Nigeria: Confined In Corruption And Poverty

Nigeria must be dismantled, totally. Nigeria must end for the nations entrapped within it to emerge and begin afresh. It is only competition between the different regions or nations within Nigeria that can reduce corruption and eradicate poverty

2020 Nigeria: Confined In Corruption And Poverty

Adeola Aderounmu

This is the 27th day of July, 2020 and Nigeria as it stands is still being ruled by hardcore criminals and gangsters spread across 2 criminal organisations called APC and PDP.

The central government is headed by APC headed by a criminal called Muhammadu Buhari.

For those who are not used to the useless form of democracy in Nigeria, a quick recap is that Nigeria left military rule in 1999 and civilians took over. From 1999 to 2015, a criminal organisation called PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) led the Nigerian government and what followed was massive corruption as usual and extreme spread of poverty and hopelessness. In 2015, Nigerians thought a change had come and voted for another criminal organisation called APC (All Progressive Congress).

(Note: for details of Nigeria´s political history, please look elsewhere).

In this month of  July alone, the entire world has been watching the drama unfolding in one of the several corrupt government institutions in Nigeria, the NDDC. I am not able to provide the details of what has transpired, sadly.

My take is that the problem is not just the NDDC. Everything about governance in Nigeria is wrong and crazy.

The NDDC has always been corrupt. The NDDC will always be corrupt. Check out NNPC too. Check out INEC, NEPA, the National Assembly, the Legislative arm, the Judiciary, the states and the governors, the Executives (presidency and ministers), state commissioners and everywhere and everything about government in Nigeria. What you see is different aggregation of criminals and criminal minds in public offices.

Corruption is not limited to public institutions in Nigeria. The private sector is also ripping Nigeria and Nigerians into pieces. You can start from the TELECOMS for a preview. They will milk poor Nigerians to starvation and deaths.

Nigeria is corruption personified. It is a country confined in a systemic culture of corruption.  For the past 2 decades, this has been my theme on my essays, articles and blog entries.

More than 30 years ago, there was an article in one of Nigeria´s newspaper raising a question about the common man in Nigeria and his survival based on his meagre wage. The writer concluded that it was just impossible to live on such a wage. Today, the common man in Nigeria earns comparatively less (in dollar rate). How does anyone in Nigeria live on N30 000 minimum wage monthly? How is that possible? I should address this in another article.

Specifically Nigerian politicians from all across Nigeria are mentally deranged, have low cerebral functions, are grossly incompetent, possess unbelievable, insatiable lusts for material possessions. Their collective stupidity and ineptitude continues to confine Nigeria to the league of poor countries, poor citizens and poverty-plagued existence not worthy of lower animals.

My aim today is to remind you as l have done in almost 2 decades that the person called the president of Nigeria is Buhari and he is leading probably the most corrupt government ever in Africa´s history. Like l always write, l thought Jonathan and the PDP gang would be the worst we had seen at the end of 2015. But this criminal called Buhari and the APC crew blew my mind away with the latest dimension of corruption in Nigeria since 2015.

The most annoying thing about this is the different nations enslaved in Nigeria, taking turns in different capacities and contributing to the ruins. I have mentioned names in many articles and it is becoming old fashioned. Still, take a little time and follow criminals like Akpabio and Oshiomhole if you want to have an idea of the problems. Then take time to follow all the politicians that are prominent, write their names and add corruption in a google search.

Buhari himself started stealing before 1977 but in 1977 he made it official as a minister of petroleum. Do you know how many years that is, from 1977 to 2020, that Buhari has had his hands in Nigeria´s public treasury?

Those aso rock dogs called special assistants or media assistants for things and nonsenses are just looking after their daily bread. Femi Adesina comes to mind. This is another criminal mind. When this is over, he would follow the lines of Segun Adeniyi and Reuben Abati in writing some stupid books or memos. Yorubas called such people didinrins.

Nigeria must be dismantled, totally. Nigeria must end for the nations entrapped within it to emerge and begin afresh. It is only competition between the different regions or nations within Nigeria that can reduce corruption and eradicate poverty.

The Yorubas  and the Ibos especially are very unfortunate to be clumped with the rest of Nigeria. These are ethnic groups that can survive on their own and rule the world in all ramifications. The Niger Delta would have toed the same line of progress and prosperity.

The North is lazy, but it would have emerged based on the competition from the other regions around or close to it.

Together in Nigeria, all these nations remain slaves to the colonial masters and the dumb ass politicians and elites who remain the most formidable criminal organisation in Africa. This is the bane of Nigeria.

These are some of the problems facing Nigeria. As it stands, like l always write, Nigeria will never, never make it under the present criminal political arrangement. Let me tell you, there will always be people and organisations that will prosper under the situation in Nigeria. You will be stupid to use your personal progress as a measure of the workability of Nigeria, a rotten country with a despicable high morality rate.

I don´t even want to remind you of the other things that make Nigerians less human. I don´t even want to start with our ladies who don´t know that they are mentally deranged with all the nonsense wigs on their heads. Our boys have all taken to rituals and cultism. Terrorists are made locally and internationally and dumped across the area called Nigeria. What is left of being African? What is left of being a Yoruba? Ibo? Kanuri? Bini?

Africa is long gone and the nations that should help rebuild are fading away not just because of poverty and corruption but also as a result of the total destruction of the cultural heritage of motherland-Africa.

Specifically Nigerian politicians from all across Nigeria are mentally deranged, have low cerebral functions, are grossly incompetent, possess unbelievable, insatiable lusts for material possessions. Their collective stupidity and ineptitude continues to confine Nigeria to the league of poor countries, poor citizens and poverty-plagued existence not worthy of lower animals.

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What happened to N13 billion Aso Clinic’s Budget?

So, if the people rejoice again at the death of the next prominent politician, please let them rejoice. If stealing, looting and spreading poverty make the politicians happy, then their deaths should make the people rejoice. What goes around, comes around. Death is no exception. Happiness, irrespective of the source, cannot be an exception.

What happened to N13 billion Aso Clinic’s Budget?

By Adeola Aderounmu

To understand the evil that has been perpetrated by both the PDP (1999-2015) and the APC (2015 – 2020), all you have to do is to remember their promises and what they delivered.

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In 2016, this APC government budgeted more for the Aso rock clinic than all the federal teaching hospitals in Nigeria. Let that sink in your cerebral as you read on.

In this table is the total budget for Aso Clinic since 2015. Amounts are estimates in billion and millions.

Year Amount (N)
2015 3 940 000 000
2016 3 870 000 000
2017 3 200 000 000
2018 1 030 000 000
2019     823 000 000
2020     723 000 000
Total 13 595 000 000

Keep the budget in mind and read on.

One of the undeniable facts about the Buhari-APC mandate is that one Abba Kyari (who passed on recently) was until his death the mastermind of this Buhari regime after (not before) it’s inauguration. In this essay, l would limit his influence to what he knew about the Aso rock clinic.

The reasons why Nigeria, a mere geographical region, is in such a bad shape today can be discussed from now till eternity because everybody has his or her own opinions.

But another fact is that for one reason or the other, majority of Nigerians have myopic views and they forget about yesterday hoping that a divine or an invisible force will come with a soothing balm the next day. How many people remember, or care about what transpired in 2017 under this evil Buhari-APC mandate?

 

Abba Kyari’s life is not more important than Edith’s mother who died because no hospital outside of Onitsha would admit her to treat her heart problem. Kyari’s life is not worth more than all the hundreds of children who will die today in Nigeria because of malaria.

In 2017, the Reps started a probe that covered the tenure of both Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Buhari with respect to the Aso Clinic. It was in response to Mrs. Buhari who (rightly or wrongly) brought the attention of the whole world to the deplorable state of the Aso clinic. What did Nigerians do with that information? How did the investigation end? Was Jonathan summoned for questioning? Did Buhari go to the Reps to explain why the clinic was in a deplorable condition? How useful are the Reps in this type of enquiry?

Let me repeat one of the reasons Nigeria became a hell on planet earth. Nigerians go to sleep, pray and hope that tomorrow will be better or that solutions come from above. Zebrudaya will say, faa, faa… faa….faaa….fowl!

Abba Kyari as the main man of Buhari, actually the chief of staff, must know that Aso Rock Clinic was in a deplorable state. With all that we now know about the man, surely he had knowledge of where the money went too. This man wedge so much power that Osinbajo almost became an invisible entity in the government he helped to bring to power through his religion.

Abba Kyari became the alfa and omega of the Buhari government. Like many other foolish, arrogant and senseless Nigerian politicians, he preferred to be an outpatient at a London hospital rather than ensuring that the billions and excess budget allocated to Aso clinic was put to work.

At the height of the stupidity of the APC-Buhari mandate, Mr. Buhari stopped all “outsiders” from visiting the clinic, restricting it to himself and the inner caucus. Still when he got sick, Mr. Buhari went abroad. Do you know the meaning of stupid? Do you know what it means to lack common sense? Even when his son was involved in a reckless auto accident, Mr. Buhari flew him abroad.

If Nigeria was a country, we can count in one thousand ways why fools, reckless and worthless people would never smell the political offices. The presidency would be reserved for a person with functional brain cells and effective cognitivity.

When Buhari and his family were going abroad to “rest” or seek medical tourism, Nigerians (if Nigeria was a country) would have united and end such stupidities. It was this democratic virus called kovikk one nine in Aso rock that exposed Abba Kyari as an outpatient clinic for a London hospital as well.

The first point I tried to establish here is that Mr. Kyari does not like himself. If he does, then he had no common sense when he was alive. Common sense should allow people with privileges to take advantages of opportunities. One way would be to upgrade Aso clinic to a world class health center because of unexpected or unforeseen circumstances. So, No! Abba kyari, (like Buhari and Yar Adua) did not have common sense!

If you want to see an example of a man with common sense, look at Boris Johnson. He got sick and was admitted at the center of London. That is sense. Sadly, it is this type of simple cases that brings insult to the intellectuality and mental capacities of the African race. We have morons representing us, and showing us badly to the world.

Abba Kyari could have been admitted a few meters away from his office if N13 billion-naira worth of equipment were available at the Aso Clinic. Aso Clinic could have been a world class hospital or clinic. The resources were there and still there!

What we know, is that the budget was on paper. What we don’t know is if 10 times that amount was transferred digitally as the real cost. Nigeria is a geographical region, so the people in power remain above the law. They do what they like, they get away with it. They are mostly criminals.

Kyari died at 82. When does a man deserve to enjoy the fruits of his work, his labour and his loots? I remember in the early days of the APC-Buhari mandate and on a few occasions after that, l argued that even a man like Buhari (as at 2015) should be home in Daura tending his cattle and laughing with his grandchildren. That is still my view today if that man Buhari still exists.

Whether you like it or not, whether you speak good or evil of the dead or not, a man like Abba Kyari was one of the problems with Nigeria. His demise in the hand of this democratic virus does not bring us any hope or solution. We are living in a geographical region where evil replaces evil and good never rises. Abba is just one man, not better in any way than the 21 or more people that the military have executed since the start of the unplanned lockdown in Nigeria.

It’s just another one bite the dust. Abba Kyari’s life is not more important than Edith’s mother who died because no hospital outside of Onitsha would admit her to treat her heart problem. Kyari’s life is not worth more than all the hundreds of children who will die today in Nigeria because of malaria.

Do Nigerian politicians learn? Do they see the death of the most powerful among them as a reason to return their loots and build the geographical region called Nigeria? Will they sell their houses in London and bring the proceeds back to Nigeria?

Will they sell their houses in Dubai and bring all the monies back home knowing that Kyari did not take any of those with him? Will the stupid ones scheming for 2023 relax and work together to build factories, hospital, modern schools, good roads and better infrastructure knowing that life itself is a passage and death is certain?

I could ask one thousand questions bothering on the meaning and essence of our transient lives.

If we don’t learn from this and start to ask for better governance and take our rights by force, then kyari’s death is useless to us. If the politicians don’t learn from this and return all loots, cut their borgeous salaries, spread wealth and not poverty, then Kyari’s death is useless to them.

So, if the people rejoice again at the death of the next prominent politician, please let them rejoice. If stealing, looting and spreading poverty make the politicians happy, then their deaths should make the people rejoice. What goes around, comes around. Death is no exception. Happiness, no matter the sources, cannot be an exception.

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I Warned You: “Never, Never Stand With Tyranny”!

The fact that Buhari, a well-established con man, a man guilty of treasonably felony on more than one accasion and a man who committed Nigeria’s first international kidnapping crime continues to get away with crimes almost on a daily basis speaks volume of the nature of the people living in present day Nigeria.

…all those who are suggesting that Nigeria will never succeed as a country will be proven right someday.

I Warned You: Never, Never Stand With Tyranny

By Adeola Aderounmu

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On the 10th of January 2016, l published an article with the headline: You Should Never, Never Stand With Tyranny. Among the few things Nigerians don’t take for granted are messages from their spiritual warlords or overseers and now insta-influencers. Every other thing that possibly makes sense but emanating from people they don’t recognize or reckon with are quickly thrashed, not read or totally ignored.

Let me digress, today the educational world is built on a number of old theories that were redundant for several decades and some for nearly a century. They have been rediscovered and their relevances have taken their rightful place in the academic and educational world.

Bruner, Vygotskij and a lot of individuals whose work were not appreciated in the last and present centuries have returned to the front pages of learning theories that are now shaping the world. Even Vygotskij’s theory of defectology is now an integral part of special needs education.

The point l am trying to make here is that all those who are suggesting that Nigeria will never succeed as a country will be proven right someday. It is sad that they won’t be here then. It does not matter what you and l think today and on which side of the divide we pitch out tents. We will be long dead when the coming generations would find their bearings and spit on all our graves, home and abroad. Again, it does not matter what you think. It would be a shame and a disgrace that we did not take the bulls by the horns. We are not conquering our fears. We may never do.

We are drifting, hoping for the best. We are doing things the same way, hoping for different results. I feel so sorry for the brain-dead Buharists, and even heist-hope non-Buharists alike. The majority are on one side of the divide or the other whereas no one should belong to either side of sad historical occurrences. I feel great sympathy, and now empathy, for those wrestling Nigeria, a well-known and internationally acclaimed failed aggregation- with Buhari or APC.

For about 2 decades, l have written about almost all the categories of Nigerians and l develop a feeling of pathological-tautology trying to highlight these categories. I write less nowadays not because l am tired but because l have so many things going on at the moment.

Another reason is because when l browse my blog, l see that all matters have been addressed. I think my blog will be useful for the revolution that will take place when the present useless generations have wiped themselves off the face of the earth, leaving the world with sad stories of enslavements and horrid tales of humanity.

Again, some people actually think Nigeria is working because for one reason or the other, they do not have to kidnap or rob a bank to eke out a living. Some have been advantageously placed all their lives that they lost the meaning and essence of living. In Nigeria, living a fairly good life is seen and treated as a means of oppression to the disadvantaged. If you have an open mind, you would have done a lot of mental research like l have done. Why are we competing rather than living a common, good life?

Some people are so selfish, and probably foolish they think that those who are socially disadvantaged are not prayerful or not industrious enough. Where is the level playing field? The history and the anthropology of the Nigerian could be developed and studied in an entire academic faculty, hence l dare not thread further. But l know what l know. You know what you know. If you think what is going on in Nigeria is true picture of humanity, one of us needs to be in chains.

This essay could last forever and could address all issues but l will keep it very vague because l have been thinking about Nigeria every second and every minute of my free time. I hope the headline did not mislead you. It is true anyway.  My heart aches and l am probably lucky not to have a heart attack yet. That is how much l process Nigeria daily.

The fact that Buhari, a well-established con man, a man guilty of treasonably felony since the early 1980’s and a man who committed Nigeria’s first international kidnap continues to get away with crimes almost on a daily basis speaks volume of the nature of the people living in Nigeria. That explains my suggestion for the devotion of an entire university faculty to the anthropology of the Nigerian.  We need to know what is going on in the mind of the Nigerian that made slavery so convenient to perpetrate. What makes resistance and revolution impossible? What is the real reason why the nations entrapped in Nigeria cannot emerge to start the actual long walk to freedom?

If this generation of Nigerians dare to get close to the rest of the world before they die, Buhari should be historic in the next 48 – 72 hours. But that is not going to happen as Nigeria itself is a fraud. The answers to my questions would be useful for the coming generation. They have my best wishes!

I left the arguments in public spaces because my blog gives me the freedom to express my feelings. I think l am full of reasonable dose of rage. I put my rage in studying. I put the energy into doing things and getting many things done at the same time and in record time. Therefore, l am very opportune to have this life, this freedom. I am 100% sure l would have given it up if l never left Nigeria. I am not a saint, but l am sure the only way to stop me from what l am writing now is to get rid of me.

I stayed back in Sweden when Yar Adua was picking up bloggers, and torturing them. Yes, some of you don’t know this fact. But I didn’t show up when a friend sent me a message to let me know what was going on. Where is Yar Adua today? In 2015 a bill to send bloggers and internet warriors to prison was proposed. It probably did not get far.

So, the new bill to do the same is not new. It is just that we forget things so easily in Nigeria.

I am going to end this essay without really making it clear where l was coming from and where l am heading. Now, l write for myself. I write for the future and for the coming generations that will love freedom and never settle for slavery.

But if you actually find a meaning in this essay, welcome to the club of the intellectuals. At least, we almost became geniuses too. After writing for almost 20 years, l have come to the conclusion that my essays, like Vygotskijs, would be useful for the unborn generations. That’s how l think now.

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Sowore’s Kidnap By Buhari’s DSS: Shame On Nigeria/Nigerians, Shame To The World

I cannot deny Sowore.

We have been in the same room and space on a number of occasions, all at the University of Lagos. We served the University of Lagos Students’ Union at about the same time. I was the president of my department under the Faculty of Science and Sowore was the overall Students’ Union president.

Buhari is running a government that favours terrorists, one that incapacitate regular citizens with voices on their rights and demand for decent lives.

No matter what you think about Sowore, he does not deserve to be a prisoner under this regime that enjoy handshakes with terrorists in Northern Nigeria”.

Sowore’s Kidnap By Buhari’s DSS: Shame On Nigeria/Nigerians, Shame To The World

By Adeola Aderounmu

 

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I cannot deny Sowore. We are not personal friends, but we have been in the same room and space on a number of occasions, all at the University of Lagos. We served the University of Lagos Students’ Union at about the same time. I was the president of my department under the Faculty of Science and Sowore was the the overall Students’ Union president.

This will not be an epistle for we all know Sowore, his Sahara Reporters (saharareporters.com) and his AAC which some judases may have stolen from him.

Before the election, l wanted to actually write about Malcolm Fabiyi because in all honesty, the brains behind Sowore are even bigger than Sowore. Of course, the AAC did not get far, for that is the story of Nigeria. Late Gani Fawehinmi did not even get as far as AAC.

If Nigerian journalists were smart, they would have known that AAC (minus the judases) is the party with the highest intelligent quotient among all the political parties. They saw Sowore, whom they hate, but did not look behind him to see where all his facts and confidence came from. Therefore l say to you lazy Nigerian journalists, look today beyond Sowore. Start from Malcolm Fabiyi and tell the world what you missed.

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I said l won’t write an epistle and the purpose of my essay is not to paint AAC as the messiah of Nigerian politics but definitely AAC is not a party of murderers and terrorists like the APC and the PDP before it. Someone said that Nigerian will fight you or even kill you if you try to save them from their miseries. There is no greater truth in that expired Niger Area than that.

The incarceration of Omoyele Sowore is not just a shame to Nigeria/Nigerians, it is a shame to the whole world. An innocent man was kidnapped by the useless government of Mallan Buhari and we turned away as if nothing happened. In Nigeria, we have become used to laughing as people who are under oppression through imprisonment and other forms of state sponsored criminality.

Some people think that Seun Kuti was exaggerating when he called Nigeria a concentration camp. For nearly 2 decades l have admitted that we live as slaves in Nigeria. I wish that all Nigerians living in Nigeria can see a parallel normal country from above the sky. Perhaps, the required light that they need to fight their own revolution would emerge.

Buhari is running a government that favours terrorists and incapacitate regular citizens with voices on their rights and demand for decent lives. What we see everyday is a people who have come to accept the nonsense and rubbish that APC present on a daily basis. A people who stood their ground and opposed Jonathan’s PDP are now living in harmony with the worst form of terrorism on planet earth under APC.

Buhari’s government does not deserve another 24 hours after you read this piece. I don’t know if l have been clear about my position before but l want to be now. There is nothing more important to me in my life than a struggle that will eliminate the types of politics that both APC and PDP are playing.

There is nothing more urgent to Nigeria now than the demolition of the useless unitary system of government that has turned Nigerians to things that are so shameless to describe at home and abroad.

To be clear, that we all became quiet the moment Sowore was kidnapped by the Buhari led government is a shame on all of us. No matter what you think about Sowore, no matter what l think about him, he had a choice of living in any of the developed countries in the world. Living in these countries is already like living in paradise that many of you want to achieve through your religions.

You don’t have to like or hate Sowore to know (if you have sense) that his kidnap was unlawful and his present predicament is unwarranted. Fears are now being  raised that Sowore may be eliminated like Ken Saro Wiwa.

I have a lot of things to say. I have a lot of things to write about and l have a lot of things to do. But when l read my blog, l realized l have said it all. The only misjudgement l can admit was that l wrote many times that 1999-2015 would be the worst years of our lives. I was so f***ing wrong.

In Buhari and Osinbajo, we got to a bottom no other country in the world ever got to before the people arrested and killed all their oppressors. Go and read history and see how developed countries saved themselves from oppressions to attain glory that Nigerians are dying across the deserts and in the Mediterranean to experience.

Finally on this random mix, it is equally a shame on Donald Trump not to ask for the release of Sowore from the dungeons of the lifeless one, terrorist Buhari. It is a shame on his friend in the United Kingdom Boris Johnson to keep quiet on the unlawful clampdown of human right activists in Nigeria. It is a shame to the European Union. I cannot even mention the African Union because it doesn’t look like it exists and the Unions in West Africa. They are like rubber stamps for terror-inclined tyrants like Buhari.

No matter what you think about Sowore, he does not deserve to be a prisoner under this regime that enjoy handshakes with terrorists in Northern Nigeria.

#freesoworenow

#freesowore

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Shameless Nigeria: Waiting For China, UK, Germany and India

A former Nigerian president, one Musa Yar Adua  was transported round the world because of kidney problems and he eventually died in transit and was bundled home.

For how long will this continue? What is wrong with the black people in Nigeria? What exactly is wrong with us?

Shameless Nigeria: Waiting For China, UK, Germany and India

By Adeola Aderounmu

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The topic l am about to address is on medical tourism and l have written about it on several occasions before under different headlines like “Let’s Go And die, Abroad”. A simple search on my blog with the word “hospital” will reveal that this topic is close to my heart.

In the 1950s, Nigeria had arguably the best medical facilities in Africa and one of the best medical deliveries in the world.

Fast forward to 2019, Nigerians are dying like cockroaches and rats as a result of absence of basic medical facility. Rural and localized health care have been thrown to the thrash.

Poverty has ravaged Nigeria. My term, “mass poverty” has now been adopted by the WHO and other institutions and renamed “multidimensional poverty”.

A poor, sick person in Nigeria dies without medical attention.

An income earner who gets sick spends all of his/her income and life savings on treatment.

Irrespective of your status, serious illness in Nigeria may become terminal and end your life even when medical sciences have solutions or medications that can prolong your life.

There are other variables that interplay with the situations highlighted above that determine the outcomes of various troubles with our health situations in Nigeria. For example, an accident may lead to death even when the accident is not life threatening.

Nigerians have now resolved to the social media mainly Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to carry out funding for sick members of their families and close friends. In very many situations, sick people are left to die at home or in some ill-equipped medical facilities where the sick person is primarily responsible for procurement of medicine and payment for treatment.

Rich people travel abroad to China, England, Germany and India amongst other places overseas in order to receive treatments for various categories of illnesses. Nigeria’s corrupt politicians travel primarily to UK for treatment. The list is endless of where our politicians and rich people end up when they are sick.

As you are aware, Buhari is an out-patient in a London hospital and he had been a dictator in the early 80s and now a president since the last 4 years.

In my opinion, Nigerian politicians deserved to be arrested and sentenced to life time imprisonment starting with Buhari. I do not understand why in the last 4 years for example, he could not revitalize the health sector so that he can stay in Nigeria to receive medical help for his ailments.

I do not understand why the rich people in Nigeria are so foolish that they cannot use their wealth to build hospitals with world class facilities so that they can stay in Nigeria rather than risk long flights to reach help abroad.

I do not understand why Nigerians can come together only to protest against rape and not against poor medical conditions in the country. I do not understand why we have to raise funds on WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook for every sick person in Nigeria who need specialized help.

Nigerian doctors are scattered around the world and performing miracles every day in various hospitals around the world. The same is for our nurses. But back home in Nigeria, we have stubbornly refused to revitalize our health sector.

It is not only our health sector that has suffered. Invariably all aspects of our lives have suffered due to the impacts of politics. In 1966 the military coups derailed Nigeria and led us to a civil war. Some people said it was a genocide.

But we are under a system of government that has brought the dominance of the Fulanis and a very obvious failed system of governance.

What is the significance of all our brilliant minds when we cannot disown this useless system that has brought us to our knees, a system that has promoted genocide, terrorism and outright elevation of poverty beyond comprehensible proportions.

The unitary system was/is a free fall from our glorious heights in the 1950s to probably the most useless country to be born or live today.

It is very disgusting how we carry on hoping that things will get better whereas they are getting worse.

In recent weeks, billionaire businessman Otedola donated 50 000 dollars to former Nigerian international Christian Chukwu so he could receive treatment abroad. Christian is healthy now and back to Nigeria. Several people did not make it. They died at home or in a dilapidated Nigerian clinic/hospital.

I know a young man whose live is now hanging in the balance. He needs millions of naira to get to China for treatment. Funds are being raised on the social media, again! It does not have to be this way. There is a government in Lagos state. Why are kidney problems and other illnesses not treatable in Nigeria?

What would it take to divert bullion vans from the homes of politicians to investment in our health? What are we supposed to do so that we can be treated with dignity in our country, on our ancestral home?

A former Nigerian president, one Musa Yar Adua  was transported round the world because of kidney problems and he eventually died in transit and was bundled home.

For how long will this continue? What is wrong with the black people in Nigeria? What exactly is wrong with us?

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