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The paradox of Africa

21 January 2014, 13:47 Onyeji Dominic

There are many ironies and paradoxes concerning Africa. So many things are not going the way they should. One obvious fact is that white men are producing while black men are consuming. The white are making things to happen.

The black  men are watching and commenting as if  white men are angels from heaven. The question is why are we not creative and productive like the white? How many of us are sincerely and seriously given to sound education, study, research, finding or discovery?

Let us tell ourselves truth. Majority of African are pretentious. Most people go to school only to decieve themselves. That is why Africa is full of mediocrity. Why are we not creative?

Igbo people in particular are only interested in making fast money. All they like is buying and selling. Few producers in Aba  and Onisha are all producing fake and inferior products. Why?

“A final product cannot produce itself. It must start from somewhere. Can a "can drink" be made from the can? I mean do we know that the "source of productivity".

According to him, God has blessed Africa like a source. The black will seem to do little (yes) but that doesn’t mean anything as we know that corruption is our own misuse. The truth of it all is that Africa is a source of creativity and productivity.

John Vianney explained that one who makes use of the product to reality (the white) will seem more beautiful to behold than the masters (the black). He took our mind to scripture where Jesus prayed for his disciples that they may do greater works than those he did.

Everybody knows that Jesus did great work on the cross. That does not mean he is greater than his father. John Vianney said that the source is always viewed like doing nothing. “The white people will always seem to do much than the black "yes" but they cannot do without Africa.

Whatever they make, they want Africa to see it. Then the glory becomes meaningful. Since it is in every source, all works are returned to it. Forget the way the black blindly pursue it. The truth stand!” he concluded sagaciously as a wise and diplomatic figure. LOL!

“You sounded like you have a problem with your identity for some reason, because you said many things that are not linked...” Vivian Ezeogu intruded. “How can someone say that Nigerians are not creative??? Are you kidding me? Na bad conditions make crayfish bends!!!” she added.

Her opinion was that the white man produces goods in a developed country while the black man produces goods in a developing country. We are willing to pay so much for what white man did not really go out of his way to produce. But we are not willing to spend that much for same thing produced by a black man who had to go out of his way to import materials from the white man's country.

Vivian Ezeogu argued that the "fake" quality we get from the "Igbos" (like I said earlier) is what we asked for. “Believe it or not, Africans are incredible in terms of creativity. All they need from us is support and respect, not castigation. A step at the right direction is better than no step at all,” she pointed out cogently.

There were many notable comments on this issue. Ezeogu Tobe started he comment by referring to an article which was previously published by  John Vianney titled, “EDUCATION IS IGNORANCE” The topic was discussed on the same facebook page forth night ago, and it harped on the essence to desire and acquire the real knowledge inherent in education.

 “Onyeji Dominic Uzoechi is emphasizing lack lusty approach of the blacks to utilizing enormous values of education that abounds in Africa visible in catalog of natural resources to their disposal, minimal to their economic benefit but to Western economic boom.

 This is because they could harness the educational values of the African resources in the positive which most Africans still lacking the capacity,” Ezeogu Tobe buttressed.

 He went further to say that past and present African leaders are to be blamed due to the fact that cast of darkness in line of African development is still obvious in every sector of African economy.

According to Ezeogu Tobe, if Nigeria still exports crude oil on lesser monetary value to import refined petroleum products for higher monetary value, what stops them from blocking economic leakages inherent in that policy by having functional refineries or building new ones. In order words, something good has to be done by the leaders to better economic environment for citizens.

 Our past and present leaders refuse to confront the woes of the land but rather are comforting the pains encountered by the people. “What ought to be a pep-talk from Onyeji Dominic Uzoechi, if his hardness on the blacks will endear them to POSITIVE CHANGE, is derivability of the essence to real education.

 It is yielding POSITIVE results already. People have started asking questions and reactions as perceived are pointing towards the obvious of POSITIVE CHANGE'.” Ezeogu Tobe emphasized. His conclusion was that African leaders should attract direct foreign investments in ratio of equal money for resource value explored by the whites and not otherwise.

“As African tigers in Aba, Onitsha, Lagos, Nnewi and all over the world works towards POSITIVE CHANGE, there is need to nurture future Africa political leaders to possess POSITIVE characters for POSITIVE CHANGE, for the benefit of the masses for brighter economic environment.......THE CHANGE!” he suggested.

This was an interesting discussion on facebook. Kudos to the house! We spoke well. Noted! A close and rational observation revealed that all of us said the same thing. Let us remember that Biafra is not born yet. Igbo and Biafra are different entities. The former is real while the latter is fantastic. This means that Biafrans are creative in minds.

What I am trying to say in summary is that Biafans are gems, and gems exist in minds. That is why the wise say that fantasy is full of rare diamonds.

Truth is that life is like pregnancy. Biafrans are like fetus in womb because our great nation is not born yet. We are going uphill for the delivery. We shall get there. It shall not be long. Liberation of Biafra is meant to mark the beginning of true or real creativity because Biafra is married to creativity in fantasy. I know what I mean. God liberate and bless Biafra!

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