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Dying Nigeria and the Blood in Our Hands: a Provoking Note by Senator Ihenyen

Trillions of naira in the national budget every year, yet a trillion tears in the eyes of the majority of Nigerians. No food on the table. No books in the library. No good roads for unhindered economic activities. No good leadership. No shame. It‘s a complete show of shamelessness in the country I come from. Over 160 million people, but it‘s only about numbers. Perhaps, the greatest minds have ran abroad. Many of those left in the country are mere refugees in their own country. Victims in the hands of Others are no less than bloody political cannibals, senseless sycophants. The products of these two elements are the kidnappers, terrorists armed robbers, fraudters and other birds of the same God-forsaken feathers. In turn, their victims, the rich and the poor, the underprivileged and the illiterate, the youth…a future destroyed.

Years of bad governance in Nigeria has indeed reduced the country to little or nothing. Whether military regimed or civilian administration, our rulers and leaders have largely failed us. From one electioneering year to another, promises only bring stillbirths across the nation. From reports such as the Mo Ibrahim Report on Africa to the U.S. Reports on Nigeria, the nation is fast heading to a state of statelessness. Shallow democracy, corruption, bad governance and lack of political will have all become knotted tentacles strangling us all to imminent death.

I weep for my dear nation. I weep for my generation. I weep for you, Nigerians in the street.

But I weep no more! Today, I weep no more because with our own hands we brought this national tragedy and shame upon ourselves. For folding our hands over the years, watching myopic idiots and daylight robbers plough our harvests and kill our dreams, we are the murderers! With blood in our hands, we are the ones who murdered dreams and aspirations, not bad governments. Nigeria is where it is today because here is where we all have ended up as a people, a nation, a dream. If Nigeria is bad, is it not because you are even worse?

  1. Ken Ejiofor
    10/01/2013 at 23:14

    Hmmmmm God help us

  2. 13/01/2013 at 10:12

    I think this article should have been more elaborated for us to know how we have murdered our dreams and are worst.
    Nevertheless, thanks for the piece.

  3. y d amakiri
    03/03/2013 at 17:46

    Hmmmmm..very provocative!

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