There is a country docked away in the western African region where it takes nothing to invent a "Time Machine" that back dates time, in this country this machine does wonders on birth certificates.
With this machine an eighty year old is sixty planning to retire the next five years when she\he is not even sure if they would survive the next six months. There, they die in office but before they die, they are sure to have a replacement at any cost. In this country, government created corruption which the civil service is working so hard to sustain. the eighty year old woman is collecting her great grand daughter's salary since she's one.
Our Public university lecturers go on strike when there salary is jeopardized but fail to strike when the student's welfare, equipments, hostels, instruments and lecture material are not in good working condition. we suffer to learn and graduate half baked. in this country Civil Servants go on strike when their request are not met, but fail to fight for the pensioners, when their pension are delayed or even to lobby the government to create more employment for the unemployed youths. This country is where "no job orientation" is being sounded on NYSC camp ground by men old enough to be my grand father who fail to retire.
Also read: Fight corruption like Ebola in Nigeria
They call the millions my parents spent and the four, five, six year I spend till my graduation a waste. So am encouraged to learn and start trade as a correct Igbo man with no capital. Maybe thats why crime and terrorism sky rocketed high! Nigeria is just fine when you've designed an ATM on public fund, you simply call for rallies and protest when it stopped paying, with the guise of fighting for the unemployed youths. Due to poverty, the unemployed youth are easy to manipulation only to be use as tools.
As long as Abia State remains in family hands, it is on safe hands. why complain of lack of growth and development when you ceded it to them for "keke-napep", #200 and Mitsibushi bus on the election day, after all a leader is the direct product of the people. I hear some people say its only those of us who didn't get our own share complain the most. What a country our government impose austerity measures on us, now we are paying for an ineffective and inefficient personnel, whose inability to forecast, plan and strategies our resources rained doom on us, most especially the poor masses. This is a country where most of our Pastors and men of god are among the richest in the world.
Our corrupt civil servants pay huge tithe to sustain blessings and the poor masses are encouraged to "sow seeds of faith" for miracle favor. We are often told not to complain but pretend and say "All is well" no wonder Karl Max categorically stated that "Religion is the opium of the masses" we are surviving, since there is no other safe heaven to run to, am still proud of this country though, and daring for change, starting with myself.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.