Nigeria: To be or not to be?

103. Are you contented with the fact that retired military officers often violate traffic rules in Nigeria without any repercussions?

104. Are you conducted with the fact that the government squanders billions of dollars, put in its custody, on the military, without giving you any account?

105. Are you contented with the fact that the military government headed by northerners decided to squander billions of dollars on building a new capital in Abuja, ‘from scratch’ without conducting a referendum?

106. Are you contented with the fact that the only official language in Nigeria is English, a colonial language, and does not include your mother tongue, unlike in South Africa, where major local languages have the status of official language like English?

107. Are you contented with the fact that the Nigerian government used your name and the mineral resources of your ethnic group to billions of dollars from the World Bank, IMF, Paris Club, etc. but did not spend the money on the promised projects, and embezzled it instead?

108. Are you contented with the fact that your ethnic group was forced to be part of Nigeria by the British without any referendum?

109. Are contented with the fact that Nigeria was carved out in Berlin by the British, with your ethnic group included, without any preliminary negotiations and approval of your ethnic group?

110. Are you contented with the fact that the governor of your state was rigged into power by the ruling party?

111. Are you contented with the fact that a large number of senators, members of house representatives were rigged into the senate and house of reps. by the ruling party?

112. Are you contented with the fact that the government squanders millions of dollars put in its custody on unnecessary and ineffective public relations and propaganda abroad when this money could have been used to better the lives of millions of Nigerians?

113. Are you contented with the fact that the government squanders millions of dollars on mediocre foreign consultants despite the fact that there are better qualified Nigerians who are capable of doing the jobs better and cheaper?

114. Are you proud of ALL the leaders that have ruled Nigeria since independence?

115. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria may be a FAILED STATE sooner or later because of bad leadership from the north and military?

116. Do you think that your ethnic group is obliged to sacrifice its mineral and human resources to develop the north without getting ANYTHING in return?

117. Are you contented with the fact that your ethnic group has been sacrificing her mineral and human resources to developed the north without getting anything in return?

118. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria is now a country where nobody wishes to spend his or her honeymoon despite the fact that it produces 2.6 million barrels of sweet crude everyday?

119. Are you contented with the fact that the more money Nigeria earns from oil, the poorer Nigerians become?

120. Are you contented with the fact that very little of the oil revenues make its way to those who need it most?

121. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria‘s oil has produced more jobs for Europeans and Americans than for Nigerians?

122. Are you contented with the fact that foreigners get the best jobs in Nigeria despite the fact that there are countless number of Nigerians who are better qualified, and the unemployment rate in the country is very high?

123. Are you contented with the fact that Nigerians are murdered on a regular basis by the governments of other countries and the Nigerian government has never taken up any of the cases seriously?

124. Are you contented with the fact that the leading political party in Nigeria, PDP, is synonymous with lawlessness, bringandage, banditry, brazen undemocratic practices, corruption, thuggery, assassinations, harassment of opponents, the muzzling of the media and atrocities against innocent Nigerians?

125. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria adopts other countries’ constitutions instead of working out her own constitution that takes into consideration her own peculiarity, and acceptable to all ethnic groups?

126. Are you contented with the fact that whenever a southerner is lucky to be offered a job in the north, he is forced to sign a humiliating employment contract as if he is working in a foreign country?

127. Are you contented with the rude treatment you get whenever you arrive at Nigeria‘s airports?

128. Are you contented with the fact that major construction contracts go to Indians, Lebanese, Palestinians and other foreigners despite the fact that there are competent Nigerian companies capable of handling such projects?

129. Are you contented with the fact that goods worth billions of dollars are smuggled into Nigeria because of corrupt government officials?

130. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria losses billions of dollars in taxes every year because of smuggled goods?

131. Are you contented with the fact that smuggled goods render made in Nigeria goods uncompetitive and eventually lead to the bankruptcy of indigenous companies?

132. Are you contented with the fact that Nigerian government enters into different business deals with foreign companies and countries that are against the economic interests of your ethnic group, the south, and Nigeria at large?

133. Are you contented with the fact that the 3 leading candidates in the last presidential election all came from the north?

134. Are you contented with the fact that one of the 3 leading candidates in the last presidential election, Buhari, has his background from the military which is regarded as the most corrupt, incompetent, visionless and morally bankrupt government institution in Nigeria?

135. Are you contented with the fact that Nigeria has been a SLEEPING GIANT for almost 50 years and may NEVER wake up from her slumber given the present political, economic systems and bad leadership?

136. Are contented with the fact that Nigeria is littered with corrupt, incompetent, visionless and morally bankrupt government institutions?

137. Are you contented with the fact that all the major security posts in Nigeria are held by northerners?

138. Are you contented with the fact that the Nigerian government dishes out oil wells to her cronies and foreigners for peanuts?

139. Are you contented with the fact that most of the owners of the oil wells on your territory are practically from other ethnic groups, especially from the north?

140. Are you contented with the fact that Nigerian universities and education in general are badly funded?

141. Are you contented with the fact that politicians send their children to the most expensive schools abroad to study, from stolen money, while Nigerian schools and universities are purposely deprived of adequate funding?

142. Are you contented with the fact that there is no single Nigerian university among the list of first 3000 universities in the world?

Written by
Bode Eluyera
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