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We are not free anymore. Our lives are threatened for sake of truth. Our heads are not seen as leaders, but as rulers. They dictate and give orders. They hate counsels. They detest truth and hide it in their undies so it decays and stinks like dead rat. Corruption has become their hobbies.
They help to revive peace and unity in other countries, while our country is falling apart. Crisis, conflicts, pains and poverty is what our nation has been experiencing since 1985 till date. And probably, it might extend till 2007 and beyond.
Yes, I'm sure, because leadership still rotates among same old "cargoes," who refuse to die or who never get tired of staying at Aso-Rock—the seat of power. They sit tight there in conducive rooms dictating what happens to masses. They've never experienced hardship.
At times, I ask myself this question: "Will this nation ever return to her former state?" "And if it will, who will be Moses or Savior that will achieve that for us?" The answers to these questions are far fetched. Because corruption, as started and practiced by leaders has indirectly been legalized for every citizen.
Or maybe we need a moral man. Not a Christian. Not a Muslim. Because none of these religious groups have made any positive influence on us. But question now is: Where is moral man?
Now think of population of Nigeria. Where are resources to take care of them? Budgets? No. They read budgets. And we hear of large amounts mentioned. The budgets are shared among state and local governments. And we don't see what they do with it.
An average Nigerian can no longer afford three meals a day. There is hardly a family where you won't find a child with malnutrition. Except for rich ones.
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause Guide our leaders right. Help our youths truth to know. In love and honesty to grow, And living just and true. Great lofty heights attain, To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.
That was second stanza of National Anthem composed by a true Nigerian, Mr. Ben Odiase, of Nigeria Police Band in October 1st, 1978. He never expected that one day his nation would turn for worse.
I pity Nigeria. I pray for change!
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