Things are very hard in Nigeria. APC government which I subscribed to in the hope of radical changes in the system is very selective and vindictive. Buhari’s cows are faring better than most Nigerians.
Mr President visited his farm to check how his cows are faring. He came out satisfied that they are well fed and doing well. If Mr President visits our IDP camps, general hospitals and hostels where Nigeria’s future leadership is raised, will he come out smiling as he did after inspecting his farm? Not at all.
How about if Mr President visits the markets to check the ever rising prices of food commodities, will he find enough monies in the pockets of Nigerians to feed at least twice daily? What happens if Mr President comes to Uyo to see the decay in Housing infrastructure and the lack of a federal Housing facility leading to a one room “self contain” going for N150,000-N200,000 and two years advance to be paid by a client whose income, maybe as a civil servant, is paid monthly, will Mr President smile in satisfaction as he did at his farm? Certainly not!
I don’t know when and why we became so afraid of telling the truth to our leaders but preferring to die in silence. It is a truth that things are very hard in Nigeria and Nigerians are taken into Slavery in Libya and other countries of the world. It is a truth that most Nigerians cannot afford three square meals a day no go to school. So why the pretence?
Essien Ndueso said the truth, in fact, the minds of average Nigerians though with a bad motive of painting the APC government in bad light. Though I don’t expect any government appointee to pontificate, Ndueso has made a point which we ought to work on as a people and government instead of attacking and vilifying him.
I join Essien Ndueso to say that things are very hard in Nigeria and that governments at all levels must come down and reason with Nigerians and ensure the availability of the basic social and economic needs of food, shelter, clothing, medical and jobs.
I commend President Buhari efforts so far in tackling these issues but then, the results and impacts are hardly felt by Nigerians. Thus, genuine agitations by Nigerians for better life from the government of hope which they toiled to bring should be understood from the perspective that a hungry man is an angry man and that provocation has a place in law as a defence.
I hold, and very strongly that Essien Ndueso has not committed any offense in the comments that is reported to me to warrant the attack I’m reading against him. Let’s learn to absorb the truth.