If our leaders have failed to do nothing to urgently address the basic needs of the large army of poor citizens in our midst, then why should their rich comrade-at-arm complain about the menance of armed robbery, kidnapping, advanced fee fraud, illegal bunkering, smuggling, assassination and other vices bedeviling our country today.
I pity the rich who builds a fortress for a home, who drives in an armoured plated convoy, who travels abroad for the flimsiest medication, whose children are being tutored abroad.
For one day….one day….and just one day! The rich citizens of this country who have turned the huge fortunes of this country into their private gold mine will wake up only to find out that their world of comfort is no more. The onslaught of the poor will be so sudden, severe and spontaneous.
Sadly the rich will find no time to pack their baggages. There will be no time to mount the next available private jet. The money they have stolen, hoarded and deprived other Nigerians from savouring will be of no essence to them. There and then, they will all realise the folly of their crass accumulation of the people’s common wealth and indeed the wisdom of the wise saying that ” there is enough for everyone’s need but not enough for everyone’s greed”.
Here in Nigeria, poverty is the people and the people smell poverty. Poverty has rendered us hungry. Hunger has inflated our souls with anger. And when this seething hunger reaches the apogee, the poor citizen will be served with no option other than to make a meal out of the rich.
This is the sad prospect of a future which awaits the corrupt class of wealthy Nigerians who think Nigeria is their private estate.
The time is now to restructure and create a country founded on equity and equal opportunity to all. Let’s avert this looming danger! Let’s bridge the ever widening gap between the poor and rich!! Let’s give the poor a true sense of belonging.