More than being just hopeful, I join others to strongly urge
that we all participate in the building of this New Nigeria, a Nigeria we dream
30 years of Babangida and his PDP party has all but
completely ruined Nigeria. We all know this. It is no story that over the 30
years, 80% of Nigeria’s assets and oil revenue has been gifted to a set of
cabal, Babangida, Alakija, David Mark, Gusau, Dasuki, Obasanjo, Osigwe,
Arogbofa, Dangote, their Godson Jonathan, God-daughter Diezani, their World
Bank cyborg Ngozi and so on and so forth. President Jonathan bragged that his
government has continued the Babangida-Obasanjo-PDP style of making the most
billionaires of Africa in Nigeria. Indeed what we all know since Babangida’s
era and through his brother by adoption Abdulsalami and their handover to their
party, PDP and its era is the “Nigeria is the only country in the world where
you can wake up a millionaire,” cliché. Indeed it is.
And these select few Babangida-PDP billionaires, aka cabal,
by selectively trickling to their tailors, servants and sycophants, have made a
handful other millionaires.
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Now, apart from these, we do thank God that some of us too
have defeated the odds and survived the selective policies designed to crush us
and promote the Babangida-PDP oligopolies. Some of us have successfully defied
the odds and made a few bucks while we did not benefit from the billions of
dollar bailouts and import waivers given to the Dangotes and Transcorps et al.
We defied gravity and have a little money in spite of oligopolistic policies of
the 30-year kakistocracy.
But today as we build a new Nigeria, we recognize that
Nigeria is broke. The 16 years of PDP on top of 14 years of Babangida and his
boys has left us $60 billion in debt. It is no news that our Central Bank
governor pointed out that $20 billion was looted in just 18 months he chose to
examine; these figures an independent review (not audit) by PwC confirmed. And
that was only for 18 months reviewed out of 6 years; 16 years and a total of 30
years. Estimates put it at at least $120 billion looted in Jonathan’s years and
over $480 billion looted for the entire 30 year Babangida and his PDP monitored
by his boys, David Mark, Obasanjo, Aliyu Gusau, Dasuki and co, years.
Yet we cannot just cry and leave it all to Buhari and
Osinbajo to fix. Therefore I propose the “Adopt Nigeria” project. #AdoptNigeria
Let there be an adoption department, and we all individually
or in groups, adopt Nigerian assets, infrastructure and communities. We adopt
roads, we adopt public buildings, we adopt ravaged communities, we adopt
orphaned children, kids cast out as witches, robbers’ children, Almajiris,
Boko’s victim women and babies, etc.
Let us have an adoption revolution to purify Nigeria from
the 30 years of evil with as many and more years of good. Let us take charge of
our destiny. Let us not wait for our government.
Hopefully with the Buhari-Osinbajo government’s support, our
names will be listed in an online adoption register and adoption emblems
bearing our names, initials or logos will be put on the road signposts, on the
buildings, at the entrances to communities and the like that we have adopted
and repair and cater for.
Nigeria has given a lot to us. Those of us who are alive
today and survived oil poisoning in the Niger Delta, and survived lead poisoning
in Zamfara and survived government tolerated riots in the north and
Ombatse killing, and free flowing Fulani dressed herdsmen killings and
government sponsored Boko Haram bombings and government orchestrated Odi
and Zaki Biam and more and more, as our governments looted us silly while
directly promoting these pogroms, have a lot to give thanks for.
Join me as I usher in the Adopt Nigeria project. Let’s get
our new government in on it with us. Let’s be a new race…the difference that we
want to see in our world.
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