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An open letter from the youth to the president

22 May 2014, 09:55




Enough is enough. Nigerian government isn’t it high time to live up to good governance? Actually, you are trying but in the wrong directions. No professional driver with good track records can steer in the right direction a car which has been given a new face look with new tires, rehabilitated body, ably painted to glistening and alluring color, with the inner seats well-cushioned and good linen but unfortunately the engine of this beautiful car is in more than messes. The actual Nigerian problems have not been identified and tackled but only the signs and symptoms are being identified.

Good governance is equivalent to patriotism. Any leader without this cannot give good governance. Nigerian leaders both Federal and at State levels have failed in this direction. That is why we have problems upon problems in Nigeria. Our leaders have been selfish and that is not good governance and that of course is not patriotism. It is in Nigeria that Federal allocations to State and Local governments are looted or mismanaged and the Federal government thinks less of it. It is in Nigeria that office holders put the lives of millions of Nigerians at stake for their own selfish gain and yet the Federal government thinks less of it. The instances are on and on.

A leader is expected, like a father, to fight issues tooth and nail and the whole world will bear witness of her efforts not lip service of Nigerian government style of good governance. Insecurity in Nigeria is a big problem which is living with us for quite sometimes. Jos crises, Kaduna crises (imagine in Kaduna Muslims have certain places they dare not venture and the same is true of Christians) and the leaders turn deaf ear to all these because they are not good fathers. Killings will be done in a particular area in the name of ethnicity or religion nothing will be done only lip-service of we are going to investigate and bring the culprits to book is all the government will say. No practical drastic measurement to stop further occurrence in other parts of the country. That is why all sorts of vices are trading profusely in Nigeria as a country.

Ironically, the government will say such is happening in other parts of the world but they never deem it fit to let good things happening in such other countries to happen in Nigeria: a down-trodden Saudian of Saudi Arabia will buy full roasted chicken without any fear of what tomorrow holds can a down-trodden Nigerian dares that in Nigeria?

Patriotic Youth Organization of Nigeria (PYON) as Patriotic Vanguard is now voicing our concern for the kidnapped school girls of Chibok in Maiduguri. Government must within the next 24 hours get these children released by giving other security agents 24 hours because we are sure if the children of the big guns like the Senators’ and Commissioners’ were to be involved, the government will show all their muscles to get them released. Human life irrespective of ethnicity, race, religion, social status is sacred. Such sanctity is honored by all religions and races.

Boko Harams, Kidnappers, Ritualists, Armed robbers, etc we cannot question your existence because you are the products of bad governance in Nigeria. But please channel your energy against wasting life or letting blood. Channel your energy on ensuring good governance by devising means of training anybody in high offices misbehaving to tow line of the rule of law. Our actual blame, as a contributor to the messes in Nigeria, lies in the fact that we refuse to make our leaders behave themselves. Had it been that we deal with a ‘misfit’ in the corridor of power accordingly, the successor will tow line of behaving well and patriotic.

Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria

Long live Patriotic Youth Organization of Nigeria (PYON)

SADIQ A. ALIYU                     ABDULAZIZ S.O.

    SEC. GEN.                                 PRESIDENT

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