What is Wrong with the Giant?
Nigeria has always been regarded as the Giant of Africa . Yeah we all know that. In fact it would be boring to tell you why it’s a giant. But really do you think it remains the Giant? Well I don’t think so. You probably do. No worries you are right . We are all right it depends on , what makes it a Giant. Do you want to ponder on that? Never mind dear.
Well this write up is about a lecture I had in Development City located at the Niger Belt area of West Africa. Yeah, where is that even located? C’mon writer , you are just making things up. Well, that would have been my NIGERIA, the development city, but here we are , still scrambling about who feeds below a dollar and how my mother could die because , my country is unable to provide healthcare facilities for those who have common malaria.
Lest I forget the debate as to whether democracy died long ago or whether we have a clone who speaks and gives orders and anarchy, a much loved visitor of the country. Oh well I run my mouth too much . Apologies, but it could be that this write up was photoshopped. I believe panels are set up to investigate cases such as this. I will plead alibi. But I forgot, camcorders can capture me anywhere, even if I lied.
Now it is time to be intellectual , what is really wrong with this country? I paraphrase, what can really be done to address the Nation’s problem? In that lecture, actually done in my house , because Military men , came to hang out in our streets as palliatives were looted so I could not go out, lest I die through a stray bullet. It might not matter, because they are never casualties, when the Nigerian army release bullets, the bullets have a way with gravity that they always remain on the air. Damn, no scientific theory can beat that. Is that you nature? Don’t get jealous it only happens in Nigeria. You still have your place my dear.
For a long time , it has been clamored that jobs need to be created, but how do we sustain those we have already? how do we improve the wage scale? Do I have a job, when what I earn can’t afford a sneakers. What then is the point? Well I might get vexed when I have to face the reality that those I elected get paid multiple allowances amidst huge salaries, despite the soft work those guys do . All I hear is Ayes and Nays. And never has the Nays had it.
Do you know my vexation? In fact I’ll let you know now. My vexation is not corruption or embezzlement. It is the lack of foresight by our leaders. We are talking about subsidies when we have the potentials to subsidize petrol for the masses. What stops the Government to fix refineries , which enables us refine our petrol and export them. In that way jobs are created and more revenue come in. And those that are corrupt can have even more to steal. Well as people say “All na talk All na capping“. But why should things be this way?
Yes I have not made a point. Hold on, did you expect that I would proffer solutions to Nigeria’s problems and waste words? No I can’t . I came to just announce that the country is on an autocruise. who knows where it will takes us too.
However I will make sure I will give you information on the new versions of tradermoni and the new N- power. And it high time I commiserate with the Oba of Lagos, the eyeglass of Awolowo, the cap of otigba and the noodles that lost their dignity. However, I mentioned the army right, here I can’t control the army, they won’t listen to me. Oh well , I am still the Asiwaju of my state, I am indoors . I went nowhere. I am sorry if I touched emotions. Don’t worry you are just children. I will later apologize on Twitter. I love you all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anthony Onwukwe ACArb is a law student and script writer. He has major flair for script writing and creative writing . An actor and aspiring filmmaker. He loves innovation and creativity. He is very passionate about growth and development and he believes that you can make things possible despite the odds .