THE WAILS OF AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN

The road network is horrible! It causes body aches and pains!

Electricity is a luxury Nigeria cannot afford. Even Ghana, Ghana that is there o, we generated electricity for them. Yet, they enjoy 24 hours power supply.

Other countries have great health facilities, our health care is a death trap.

Our government is crappy. Full of old people. They will never give young folks a chance.

There are no jobs. After all the education, getting a job is another hustle.

As a Nigerian, if you do not know who matters, you do not matter.

The pay for labor can cause one to regret all the years spent in school. It is an insult.

Our economy does not encourage entrepreneurship. It is a survival of the fittest.

Living in Nigeria is hell. Showing a Nigerian passport should be enough to get one into heaven.

What is PVC? It should better mean Passport Visa Canada, no youth would waste their votes. It is always the same old circle.

The above are the lamentations of an average Nigerian. It is no hearsay that these lamentations are valid. There are proofs of all these. However, most Nigerians forget that the state of the country is not a man or a body/ organization’s job. The little, everyday decay that a Nigerian citizen engages in is what amounts to the big, foul smelling and unbearable decay that kills the country and eventually the citizens.

As much as these complaints may seem valid and appease the senses of an average Nigerian citizen, it is worthy to note that it is not the government who litters the road, which in turn decays and causes damage to the road.

It is not the government who defaces buildings or jump queues and traffic orders.

It is not the government who diverts impress (a fund that is given to every branch of government organizations monthly to run their operations) into their personal pocket.

It is not the government who would not go to class to teach students but rather ask them to pick beans or shell out melon.

It is not the government who raises every Nigerian child in their various homes.

It is actually easy to pass the blame but we should not forget that we always have a role to play in the state our country is.

An African proverb says, ‘The hands of a man is meant to repair damages’. The question is, for every complaint you have about Nigeria, which of it has your hand repaired in your own little way?

The Nigeria you want and crave for is as much your responsibility as it is that of the title men. Make your own Nigeria!

2018-11-19T10:02:37+00:00

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