Someone I consider very profound remarked that this is the best time in the world to have born. At first I didn’t know whether to believe it or otherwise, is it? Maybe, it is harder because I am a Nigerian and currently the country is faced with serious economic recession and extremely bad leadership. Maybe that’s why. Maybe if the heartlessness of our leaders didn’t shock me as much, maybe I would believe it quite easily. Like why would someone embezzle the funds set out for IDPs (internally displaced people) ? Like seriously? Don’t you care about the lives and future of this people and the things they have been through? Or consider this crude joke that the Nigerian military for about 5 years haven’t conquered Boko Haram. Does that mean that Boko has better fire power? Or that the Chibok girls just went like that ?
I thought leaders were expected to have a heart for their people? And I go could on and on in my head and ask questions about why a person would bury millions if not billions in a soak-away. is it that if you can’t have it,no one else can? Or that the Nigerian General Assembly now gets to choose who investigates them? ( i just thought of that song, ” speechless, speechless, that’s how you make me feel… ” because that’s how I feel about these things)
Isn’t this what we do all day long, day after day complaining with and to our friends about how bad our country is and how these people would get away with it. And well, some of us have chosen another posture lets play dead, just ignore whatever happens politically in Nigeria. it seems like a good way to keep our peace of mind you know, who wants to get high blood pressure or get into severe depression because of Nigeria’s problems. Who does?
So what do we do? Everyone would rather travel to Europe, Asia or even Ghana. Anywhere we can find, in so far its not Nigeria, its fine. I hope Donald Trump would hang by his words and send you people back home ( ok, I am just joking oh). Not that relocating is an evil in itself ( its needful sometimes). We all just can’t go.