Nigeria is a geographical region with an active “human survival of the fittest instincts” where daily survival is a miracle
A Journey From 1960 Back to the Stone Age
By Adeola Aderounmu
The headline of this essay is prompted by how bad the country called Nigeria sank since the date it was given so called “Independence”.
If you look at Nigeria today and compared it to 1960 when “sovereignty” was granted to the people, what you will see is a journey towards decadence and outright anarchy. The best way to understand or appreciate the extent of this anomaly is to do a self-study of the beautiful country that was handed over to the citizens in 1960 and compare it to the terrorist-governed country of today.
Every time I put my hands on my keyboard, I always wondered how I get the courage to keep writing about the same ills for the past 2 decades. The bulk of my essays have been to provoke and elicit change or positive actions from the morons called politicians in Nigeria. But obviously, it has been asking too much from a set of people so dulled and unintelligent that their only motive in government remains primitive accumulation.
Let me tell you where we are on Nigerian matters.
The governor of Akwa Ibom made allegations against the Nigerian police. These accusations are similar to the ones that the governor of Borno made against the presidency in Aso Rock. What these two governors have failed to say is that, going by the allegations they made against Buhari and the police, the only possibility is that Nigerian government is run by terrorists.
Only a terrorist government can take sides with murderers and killers. Only a terrorist government can favour genocide and systematic extermination of a group of people, ethnic or tribal.
All the allegations made by the govs of Benue and Akwa Ibom are not new or strange: they are in line with what has been known especially since the inception of the Buhari-Osinbajo mandate.
The clamour for Yoruba Nation is a good cause. The clamour for other ethnic nationalities that desire to govern themselves is also in good faith. It is a suicidal mission for any other ethnic groups in the “old” & ”failed” Nigeria to want to remain in association with the terrorist Fulani group from North of Nigeria and beyond the borders.
From 1960 to date, governance in Nigeria has failed the people irrespective of the level we look at: Federal, State and Local. Nigeria ran a system of government that is senseless and stupid. For many years, civilian or military power was controlled by a very strong center. In 1999, one stupid man called Abubakar Abdulsalami cooked up a useless document that was forced down the throat of the people, he called it the 1999 constitution. All the idiots who called themselves presidents since 1999, did not even see the need to discard the document and produce something viable that reflect the wish of the people and the true nature of wealth creation/distribution in the country. That is why l have always seen all politicians in Nigeria are complete fools.
I have found it hard to see how somebody who is sane could run for a political office or even try to govern on a document that is senseless, useless, void and totally deplete of basic common sense.
I am more devastated today to see young people going into politics. They must be crazy. They join APC- a terrorist organization by all standard or PDP, equally a useless political party that has politicians moving in/out to APC at freewill. They are the same useless groups of people in the largest fraudulent organisations in the world. Young people should totally lock down their regions or zones and demand for a functional system of government but the greed of their fathers’ steer at them in their faces and they want to continue the useless Nigerian politics. It is sadder considering that the genocide in the country and the violence across all regions could even consume them, their families and children before they fulfill their reckless ambitions.
It is better to support our ethnic nations not because they will bring instant sanity or prosperity. It is better because when the regions operated differently before the civil war, there was prosperity all over the place. Politcians have their greed, but the country made economic progress and Nigeria was a powerful nation economically. Things worked as competition for greatness among the regions escalated. When the possibility for competition was smoked away by the civil war and the creation of useless stateless by that coconut head called Gowon, Nigeria fell apart and has not recovered till date.
Today’s failed Nigeria has cows roaming the streets. There are not many good roads. Electricity nears zero megawatts as Nigeria is rated the worst country in the world in electricity generation. Government does not take responsibility to provide water, infrastructure, schools, or hospitals. The people are very poor despite the vast wealth of the regions. In Nigeria, people die faster than chickens are slaughtered. Terrorists’ kidnap and kill people. You can make a long list of what is wrong with Nigeria. If you put the list beside the events pre-civilisation, you will see a tally with stone age cannibalistic existence where people hunt other people for food or conquest. Nigeria is no ordinary country. In fact, it is not a country. It is a zone with an active survival of the fittest instincts where daily survival is a miracle.
If you have a twitter account, link it to the various newspapers in Nigeria to get a clear view of the stone age existence in failed Nigeria. However, do not trust these newspapers outfit. None of them has been bold enough to call the Nigerian government a terrorist organization, which is actually what it is. They dare not because their licenses would be revoked. They do no investigations, and they line up daily for daily press release by one idiot called Garba “Garbage” Shehu and one houseboy called Femi Adesina. In the absence of a a president, these two are enjoying the time of their lives dictating Nigeria. There is one Osinbajo who is inconsequential and insignificant. Nigeria is burning to ashes, Osinbajo is blowing grammar. Even his people are living as refugees in neighbouring Benin Republic, the inconsequential Osinbajo is still quiet months after.
In any case, and based on events and circumstances, no matter how long it takes to get it right in Yoruba Nation or our Oduduwa republic, that is where my heart is. That is my hope to get back to civilization.