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Nigerians Suffer & Die Because Greedy Political Leaders Have Stolen The Wealth Meant For All

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September 22, 2017 – Nigerians Suffer & Die Because Greedy Political Leaders Have Stolen The Wealth Meant For All

By Pius Okaneme

If corruption does not kill your spirit in Nigeria it will be because you hope to survive to see the corrupt perish. Leaders have sold their conscience to the devil just so they can amass public wealth for themselves. Projects that enhance social well-being of the citizens are abandoned because officials compromise their responsibilities for personal gain.

People suffer and die because their fellow beings or are they monsters have stolen the wealth that should be sufficient to provide a decent living standard for all. Travelling on the highways is like living a nightmare. Broken down roads have turned drivers into redeemers. They stay alert while driving like cats dodging and jumping potholes. Meanwhile, their eyes are beaming the distance watching for armed robbers.

Stressed out citizens antagonize each other for the misery of their lives. They engage in useless cursing and fighting. The devils that mastermind their destitution mask themselves in white kaftan and jolly faces preaching the gospel of restructuring and indissolubility of the nation. They distance themselves from the anguish of the masses by providing maximum comfort for them and their families at society expense.

The people are suffering from high price of food items in the market and the rogues are failing to realize that a hungry man is an angry man. It will flash in their eyes when the mob goes on rampage. The sky will be burning with disgust.

Sweet talk of the wicked will not appease the appetite for disaster by the resurrected cannibals they created from their mischief making. When talking to the ear and it turns deaf when the head is chopped off, the ear goes with it. The despondent populace has given up faith in their leaderships to protect their interest. Officials at every level are viewed through the murky lens of corruption. Anarchy incubates in rumbling quarters.

The hammer will fall to shatter to pieces the glass wall. Despair in society cannot be contained when the oppressors are dancing naked in gaudy mansions. It is an indisputable fact that the brew of frustration will boil over. When in every direction one look hopelessness abounds, spirit of judiciousness will grow wings and fly into the wild.

The bottom has fallen out of the system and the rot must be allowed to empty into the ocean. The mindset of corruption has pervaded the national landscape. Torrential rainfall with catastrophic flooding of a hurricane will sweep through the land to cleanse the nation.

Doom looms like fear of danger from climate change. Devastation of the structures of government by the privileged does not give recourse to intellectual redeeming of the system. Where is hope for the ordinary Nigerian?

[Pius Okaneme writes from Umuoji, Anambra State]



  1. Danti

    September 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    One sided commentary! Black race suffers the most because of our wicked and selfish mentality. At this point, it is safe to say that only white folks can successfully govern us. Look at all the continents, we are the worst; economically, politically and in overall development. If you’re blaming the leaders, it must also be said that the people, too, are hellishly corrupt. You will have to bribe to get anything in Nigeria,why is that? The reason is because we failed ourselves and a very nasty revolution is the antidote. Loud preaching,name calling, finger pointing and aimless agitation for regional autonomy will not amount to anything if our souls are still locked up in the abyss with the devil.

  2. Elvis

    September 22, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    Nigeria system is fantastically endemic in corruption which was systematized by the colonial masters in their quest to win over some leaders mind in the dark age of Nigeria.
    But now Nigerians should be educated to know their constitution rights from primary school up to university level, constitution right lessons should be taken up to re-align people perception on corruption which Nigerians have grown up to live with.
    Furthermore, the government institutions should be empowered with enabling laws to fight corruption.
    Those perpetuating corruption should be in jail.
    Nigeria will be great again if corruption is properly tackled, even investor will be willing to invest in Nigeria because they know that their investment will yield (ROI).

  3. DB

    September 22, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    That cartoon looks like a former SGF na……its not a black race thing but an African continent thing. There is something about this continent called Africa. Even the so called well behaved white man will put on the black man’s behaviour when he gets to Africa. Corruption and wickedness is so easy on the African continent, even from the time of old, that is why it was very easy for the colonial masters to pack slaves like cards in those days. The white men nderstood the mindset of d black ‘leaders’ and everything was just so easy for them.

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