60: MALARIA IN NIGERIA
WRITTEN BY OLUWATOBI OLADIPUPO
It is time to celebrate the country’s independence, the celebrations doubled as we clock 60 years of being together as a nation. Little did we realise when we got our Independence, that we could still be together for 60 years. It really calls for celebration, but the celebration just changed to another thing in the hearts of citizens.
We complain of social amenities, good governance and development; this, is actually an ailment in Nigeria which needs to be cured.
Who and what are the causes of Nigeria’s retarded growth? Citizens point at leaders, leaders blame the populace. Several seminars and discussions on the development of Nigeria, all to no avail. Prophets pray, scholars lecture, speakers talk, even different movements for development of Nigeria cannot be jettisoned. But, we keep seeing ourselves in this condition!
Then what could be a panacea from this mess?
Military intervention in Nigeria’s politics has been raised as another reason for the sickness of this old man at 60, called Nigeria. Could it be malaria that is causing unrest for this old man?
We need to critically criticise ourselves.
Do you even support the cry for dividing this country as some people insinuated? Are Yorubas really ready for Oduduwa Republic and could Biafra Republic be possible for our people from the East?
Several questions I have for Nigerians.
Can we even come together and treat Nigeria of her illness, can we even be loyal to this country? Please hope we haven’t finished this national cake? I went through Nigeria’s report card after 60 years, I realised we’ve failed, but we could still do something, I believe in a better Nigeria.
Youths, let’s come together and treat this country, remember that many of these atrocities done to Nigeria were done by some people in their youthful age.
Let’s save this country and make it safe.
Happy Independence (Naija @60)
Written by Oluwatobi Oladipupo (Superlight)
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