I come from a country where tyranny reigns and we have governance or democracy without accountability. We have at least 138 million strong people that makes up our great nation, yet, about a thousand or less so called leaders rule and reign over all. Usually, I am not one to bash others and ill-talk but I am really getting tired of keeping quiet when a lot of people are suffering and do not believe they have a choice.
If you do not know me personally, you are wondering, what is she talking about? What nation is this that she speaks of? Let me enlighten you, I am from Nigeria and though Nigeria is full of wonderful natural resources and enough human capacity to be more than a developing nation, we are no where near becoming a developed nation. You might be wondering, if you claim to have enough natural resources and human capital, why are you still underdeveloped? Very good question and I hope to answer it.
It is not so much a lack of resources that is stumping our growth but a lack of trustworthy leaders who cares about their people beyond the money they steal from the public pool. Only in Nigeria can governors create a competition about who has the most up to date personal jet. Only in Nigeria would more than 15 governor’s wives say they are traveling to Europe to learn how to cook for their husbands with the cost being over $2 million dollars.
The lack of ethical leaders who are not greedy and driven by what they can loot from the public goods is the biggest driver of most of the problems that faces Nigeria. This phenomenon is not just unique to Nigeria, but to majority of the African Countries. I am very much interested in politics and I cannot wait for the day that we will see a new generation of leaders that would lead their people well in the continent of African. Not individuals that only perform eye services and mouth services, whose talk does not march their actions.
My hope is that Nigeria & Nigerians would rise above and beyond the trials of these days, I hope that the very few leaders we have right now will invest the time and energy in raising and grooming the coming generation to do better than what we are presently accommodating. This is my Nigeria Dream, What is yours? What change would you like to see in our political system? What can you do as an individual to get to the better state we desire for our beloved country? How do we get there?
Share your thoughts, hopes and dream for Nigeria. I cannot wait to here what you have to say and the contribution you would like to make for the progress of our nation.
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