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Nigeria’s 56th Birthday: There Is No Cause For Celebration – Nollywood Filmmaker Fidelis Duker

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Oct 1st, 2016 – Nigeria’s 56th Birthday: There Is No Cause For Celebration – Nollywood Filmmaker Fidelis Duker

For most Nigerians, our 56th anniversary doesn’t really call for celebration. We’re going through our most challenging times in this country. Yes many would attribute it to past leadership structure and you’d begin to ask, who are those who led us in the past? So, I think essentially, I feel we’ve not done too well. It’s so sad that the recession we’re facing at this time could have been avoided if we’ve taken precaution in the past.

But beyond that, our togetherness for this long especially despite the crisis in the North-East, with the Biafra agitations and of course the indiscretion of some people in the South-South, beyond that we continue to exist as a country and that assures one that Nigeria will continue to exist.

But I feel there is a lot to do. If you look at the political environments too- elections are here and you still hear that it wasn’t fair. I was expecting that after the last election we would have gotten to a point where people would no longer see elections as do or die.

One of the hallmarks of the past government was the ability of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to show statesmanship by stepping aside because that was the collective will of Nigerians. We’re hearing things like budget padding for the first time this year and it’s so sad. We hear of people trading their children for food.

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  1. Metu Nyetu

    October 1, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    THIS IS what we heard last year—in deed, what we heard a decade ago, what we will still hear next year. I hope we would not hear it a decade to come.

  2. betty

    October 1, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    may God have mercy on us

  3. D Hunter

    October 1, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    I keep asking myself, “what is even there to celebrate?

  4. Endure

    October 1, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Thank you very much Fidelis Duker.

    The key problem we have in nigeria is that,our leaders are known for casting blame on others for their big failures and it has become a daily norm and it is like a networking syndrome that runs through their blood streams. No one among them is ever ready to admit mistake. All they keep doing in the past 56 years of their misrule and lack of good governance is to blame their predecessors for their failures which in turn would lead to military coup to take power by force. Non of our leaders is ready to accept the fact that they’ve all contributed to the current economic woes that is having it toll and negative impact in the lives of many nigerians today.

    The military regime practiced by a hand full of heartless dictators some of whom are still very much alive and active in the politics today was marred with violent oppression,killings of human right activists, intimidation,shameful embezzlements of public funds,hunger and abject poverty for the masses and the senseless sales and privatization of our national assets which has brought us to a 0 level in terms of economy,employment and financial stability of the country.

    In all the backwardness the nation has experienced so far,what is actually baffling to many nigerians is to witness the return of the former dictators and their allies in the current political realm of democracy whereby our well educated youths are being kept out and not given opportunities to become our leaders.

    Nigerian 56 years of independent is indeed a total failure that doesn’t worth celebrating but could be remembered for bad rulership and oppression. It should rather be a period for our selfish leaders to make a sober reflection of their 56 years of wickedness and waste without good or real development. They should all repent from their heartless and evil ways or else adverse judgement from God is awaiting them and there families.
    Shame! shame !Shame on our leaders @ 56 years of our existence as a nation without nothing to show off!

  5. fifelomo

    October 2, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Hmm, @Endure said it all.

  6. sola olaniyi

    October 4, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Nothing to celebrate truly..

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