Nigeria: To be or not to be?

45. Are you contented with the fact that southerners are massacred on regular basis in the north, and the culprits always go scott free?

46. Are you contented with spending a fortune and risking your life travelling thousands of kilometers from your town/city to Abuja through dilapidated roads, in order to get one or two things done?

47. Are you contented with the fact that the north wants to force your ethnic group to live in Nigeria, a country that was carved out by the British without consulting nor seeking the consent of your ancestors?

48. Are you contented with the fact that for almost 50 years, Nigeria is still not capable of drilling her oil by herself despite the fact that countries like Iran and Venezuela, with a much less population than Nigeria, already have indigenous companies that are fully engaged in drilling the oil of their respective countries?

49. Are you contented with the fact that hundreds of thousands of Nigerians die yearly through car accidents due to dilapidated roads?

50. Are you contented with the fact that people like Babangida, alias evil genius, play the role of kingmakers and statesmen in Nigeria?

51. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua go to America, Britain and other western countries for a ‘Road Map’ on how to resolve internal political problems in Nigeria, despite the fact that the solutions to these problems are known?

52. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua is planning to give carte blanche to the United States to dislocate its military forces in Nigeria because of his, and the north’s selfish political ambition?

53. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua approached the British, the country that colonised Nigeria and enslaved Nigerians, to fix Nigeria‘s police force despite the fact that he was a governor for 8 years, and there are Nigerians who are more than capable of handling this problem?

54. Are you contented with the fact that your ethnic group was not invited to participate fully and as equals in drawing the Constitution of Nigeria?

55. Are you contented with the fact that your ethnic group practically has no say in how the mineral resources on your territory are being mined or explored?

56. Are you contented with the fact that your ethnic group practically has no say in how the revenues generated from the exploration of the mineral resources on your territory are being spent?

57. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua has decided to label those who are fighting for justice and control of their resources terrorists instead of sincerely admitting injustice, oppression, suppression, economic deprivation, and working out acceptable solutions with the victims?

58. Are you contented with the fact that the north has squandered billions of dollars of the Niger Delta’s money on a white elephant project called ‘Abuja‘ while the bonafide owners wallow in abject poverty?

59. Are you contented with the fact that there is always a dispute as regards to the real number of northerners whenever a census is conducted in Nigeria?

60. Are you contented with the fact that the north sells the economic interests of Nigeria to foreign companies and countries in order to maintain its hold/monopoly on power?

61. Are you contented with the fact that foreign spies operate freely in Nigeria?

62. Are you 100% sure that there won’t be another military coup in Nigeria by the north?

63. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria is regarded as one of the most corrupt country in the world?

64. Are you contented with the fact that not a single former president has been charged and prosecuted for corruption despite the water proof evidence against them?

65. Are you contented with the fact that not a single governor nor minister has been charged and prosecuted for corruption despite the water proof evidence against them?

66. Are you contented with the fact the same clique has practically been ruling Nigeria for almost 40 years?

67. Are you ready to support the One Nigeria project with 95% of the resources of your ethnic group going to the development of the north, without getting anything in return?

68. Are you contented with the fact that the government has sold practically all major industries to their cronies and foreign companies for peanuts, under the disguise of better management?

69. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria has been living practically on oil for almost 50 years?

70. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria imports practically everything from tooth picks to planes?

71. Are you contented with the fact that uncountable number of Nigerian ladies engage in prostitution because the leaders have ruined the economy?

72. Are you contented with the fact that hundred of thousands of Nigerians, predominantly southerners, migrate from Nigeria every year in search of the green pastures which consequently lead to brain drain and the loss of their lives?

73. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria government is unable to protect you both inside and outside Nigeria?

74. Are you contented with the fact that not a single indigenous Nigerian company is in the Forbes list of 1000 largest companies in the world?

75. Are you contented with how Yaradua is handling the Niger delta crises so far?

76. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua reneged on his promise to call a Sovereign National Conference to discuss the political, economic and military relations among various ethnic groups in Nigeria?

77. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua always runs to foreigners to help him solve internal political, social, economic and military problems despite the fact that Nigeria is blessed with some of the best brains in the world, in different fields?

78. Are you contented with the general image of Nigeria?

79. Are you contented with te fact that some states in the north operate Sharia, or are planning to introduce it?

80. Do you feel completely safe in any part of Nigeria, especially in the north?

81. Are you contented with the fact that Sharia may be introduced all over Nigeria by the ruling cabal from the north?

82. Are you contented with the fact that the name Nigeria, was given to us by the British?

83. Are you contented with the fact that at least 25% of northerners who claim to be Nigerians are in actual fact not Nigerians, but from other African countries like Chad, Niger republic, Sudan, Somalia, etc?

84. Are you contented with the way Nigeria has been governed since independence?

85. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria is unable to make the best use of her extremely rich mineral and human resources because of bad leadership from the north and military respectively?

86. Are you contented with the fact that your generation, like other generations before you, is gradually turning into another WASTED generation?

87. Are you contented with the fact that the Nigerian government oppresses, suppresses and massacres innocent Nigerians at will, without any justification?

88. Are you contacted with the fact that there is no rule of law and functioning democratic institutions in Nigeria?

89. Are you contented with the fact that the Nigeria police and army have sent uncountable number of innocent able-bodied armless Nigerians to their early deaths instead of protecting them?

90. Are you contented with the fact that practically all the leaders of Nigeria come from the north, a region whose contribution to the economy of Nigeria is less than 10%?

91. Are you contented with the fact that the military has turned into an elite profession, if we take into consideration the fact that in most cases only drop-outs from the south used to join in the past?

92. Are you contented with the fact that the north always manipulate the rest of the country in order to achieve its selfish political, economic and military interests at the expense of the rest of the country?

93. Are you contented with the general situation of things in the Niger delta?

94. Are you contented with the fact that the government gave light complexioned Zimbabwean farmers ‘free land’ instead of investing in Nigerian farmers and creating incentives for them?

95. Are you contented with the fact that the government does not give you a full report on how it spends public money put in its custody by the citizens?

96. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua meets with former governors accused of corruption?

97. Are you contented with the fact that under the present political system, it is practically impossible for you to choose a competent, uncorrupt leader with vision?

98. Are you contented with how Yaradua emerged as the presidential flag beare of his party?

99. Are you contented with the fact that Yaradua talks all the time about rule of law despite irrespective of the fact that he emerged president of Nigeria in the worst and most fraudulent election ever conducted in the history of Nigeria?

100. Are you conducted with the fact that the police stationed on your territory neither speak your local language nor know anything about the culture and tradition of your ethnic group?

101. Are you contented with the fact that whenever you make a stress or emergency call to the police for help, nobody comes to your aid, and you are abandoned to face your agony alone?

102. Are you contented with the fact that the Senate, house of representatives, ambassadors, ministers, senior government officials consist largely of corrupt, incompetent, visionless and morally bankrupt retired military officers?

Written by
Bode Eluyera
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