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Aus Bildungsstreik 2009
Still in the setting of the 52nd freedom anniversary, while on my method from Lagos to Kwara state, while listening and checking out a book to songs and MP3 messages from my phone with the earphone glued to my ears, I spared some minute thinking of my precious nation, Nigerian and her journey so far. For a country that is blessed with wonderful resources in human, material and natural resources and yet things are not in appropriate shape in the midst of the 'abundance'.
It is the conviction of many that Nigeria has issue(s) or much better still Nigeria is not running at the level she should as an independent nation. A 52 year old for that matter!
Nigerians have troubles and have successfully infected the innocent Nigeria with their issues. And as an outcome of this, Nigeria has become a sufferer of Nigerians issues.
It is a sorry state to be in such a predicament caused by the residents of such a blessed land- blessed with all kinds of resources in abundance. Due to the short-sightedness of the individuals the abundance resources have actually become rare and this confirms the stating that, exactly what a guy sees figures out (to a big extent) how he relates and acts to live.
I will discuss about 5 to 6 of the so called issues affixeded to Nigeria by her residents or citizens.
1. Corruption: You'll agree with me that the leading problem on the lips of many people if asked what the significant problem of 'Nigeria' is, corruption would be the response of well over 80 %. It is a terrible situation/experience- where things are not done in the normal method, the absence of stability in handling people and situations, not being directly in dealing with individuals. It's challenging where to get something done you would need to 'tip' the individual who is in position in order to get such thing done. What a pity state. And as a result, Nigeria is considereded one of the most corrupt nation on the planet, no thanks to Nigerians.
2. Lack of Maintenance Culture: I was left dissatisfied when I saw the pictures (slides) of the existing state of the National Stadium (Abuja)... I discovered the arena was constructed with about N50 billion practically 9years ago exactly in 2003 for the 2003 all Africa games hosted by Nigeria ... and to put it back in a 'proper shape' for football matches it'll cost about N100 million ... when are we going to stop losing money and resources ... It's a sad story. If the stadium had actually been properly kept, there wouldn't have actually been should squander tax-payers' money to put it back in excellent condition. This is just one amongst numerous facilities that have fallen sufferer of the Nigerian absence of maintenance mindset which is doing us even more harm than good.
3. Selfishness: Stinginess resulting from a concern for your very own well-being and a disregard of others. Nigeria has actually suffered a lot in the hands of selfish individuals who announce themselves as leaders. Leaders who have done nothing however enrich their wallet at the expense of those they claim to be standing for (serving). Individuals and leaders who are concerned about nobody will never ever follow to the demands of the masses. Some of the best information about Nigerian Makeup can be discovered by checking out this webpage:- Nigerian Makeup. This is the reason you'll see a public servant diverting the public fund into his personal account.
4. Hypocrisy: My dictionary specifies hypocrisy as, insincerity by virtue of making believe to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have. This is another strange feature of Nigerians particularly those who claim to be spiritual leaders, it's a pity most of them have sold their conscience for a piece of meat. Those who are suggested to chat senses into the "heads" of this bunch of selfish Nigerians who have turned themselves to 'god' forgetting the reality that "absolutely nothing lasts permanently". Isn't a guy of stability expected to act and speak exactly what he says?
5. Bad Leadership: In the words of Dr Myles Munroe, 'every little thing fluctuates on leadership', Nigeria is one of the most blessed countries on planet earth when it concerns personnels. But it is a pity that she's experienced one succession of bad administration to another because 1960 (when she became an independent state). In spite of the abundance of human resources, Nigeria has actually suffered greatly in the hands of individuals who understand little or absolutely nothing about leadership- individuals who think management is all about oppressing the masses and leaders having their method. On the contrary, the best method to lead is to serve; a leader is expected to represent the public and not his personal interest.
I suggest that any prospect striving for any political office or designated to occupy any office ought to undertake a required institution of leadership-where such individual will be instructed what management is everything about. As opposed to turning up and abusing power and position, not having any idea of what he/she is expected to do as a leader.
Having stated all these, there is no desperate situation except for the lifeless. In as much as there is life, all hope is not yet lost. A change of attitude is therefore demanded from us as people and fellow compatriots. Let us change our disposition to our nation and approach national problems with passion and patriotism similar to our heroes past. And above all, let the concern of GOD guide our hearts in whatever we do. A guy who fears God will not treat an additional guy terribly and will not be reluctant to do what he's elected or designated to do. And I have to stress at this point that, all Nigerians have a component to play in this fight and the reclaiming the lost pride and self-respect of our cherished nation, Nigeria. God Bless Nigeria!