“Oh Lord, I pray to thee, if the condition of my getting to power is to be corrupt, please don’t let me get there. Oh Lord, if I get there and I have to be corrupt, give me the wisdom to get out of there. If I have to be corrupted by power, Oh Lord, strike me dead before I become corrupt. Oh Lord, let me use the power you give me to the benefit of my people, the human race and the world. Please do not abandon me in a corrupt world. Amen”
“Democracy has turned out to be not majority rule but rule by well-organized and well-connected minority groups who steal from the majority”. – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
To say that the country called
All Nigerians are” patriots”. I am yet to see a Nigerian who is not “patriotic”. This is aptly exemplified when
We know of course that Nigerians are no different from other people in the world, or that only
The point is: What are we as a nation? When is
The first Nigerians to gain Western education did very well to establish a nation. We know them as the fathers of the nation. The sad thing is that they failed to pass their knowledge on to the right people, who would have upheld and continued with their values and hard work. In a large part of the country, the educated elite actually used their education and knowledge to oppress, cheat, loot and rape their own people for their own self-interest, greed and selfishness. Just because you don’t have a Western education does not mean you should not know what is good for you and your family. You need food, you need good health and other basic amenities that you are aware of, even if you did not go to school.
The bottom line is that after forty-seven years of independence as a country, basic amenities such as healthcare, food and water, electricity, good roads, housing and a minimum acceptable standard of living should be a foregone conclusion to all Nigerians, given the money we are making from oil. Incidentally, nobody, not even the government of